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The Salem Press 

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Volume I. icSgo-iSgi. 

Thk Sai.f.m Press Pcip.lishing and Pkinting Company, 

(The 'SaUm i[.lriS3. 
Salem, MASSACHusK'rrs. 






Number One. July, 1890. 

I. Introductory, i 

II. The Publishments of the Town of Salem. Vol.1, . . 5 

III. Materials for a Genealogy of the Moors Family, . . 15 

IV. Notes and Queries, . . ... . . . 19 

Tapley, Tucker, Joyce, Small, Pressie, 19; Fuller, Prince, 
Putnam, Bailey, Carr, Moors, 20; Poutman, Waterhouse, 
Greenleaf, Sawyer, Howard, Hay ward, Smith, Chick, • 
Beach, Dibble, Barber, Kettell, Dodge, 21 ; Foster, Mack, 
Talcott, Osgood, Tucker, Partridge, Durell, Damon, 
Street, Shaw, 22. 

V. Proceedings of Historical Societies, .... 23 

\T. Notes, .......... 34 

VII. Genoalcgies in Preparation, ...... 36 

VHl. Book Notes, . . . . . . . . . 39 

Announcements and Catalogue. 

Nu.MBER Two. October, 1890. 

I. Funeral Rings. By G. R. C, 

II. Publishments of the Town of Salem. Vol. I, . 

— III. Publishments of the Town of Frecport, Maine, 

IV. Gleanings from Somerset House, .... 

V. Notes and Queries, ...... 

Tapley, Tucker, Pressie, Fuller, 71 ; Prince, Putnam, 
Bailey, Carr, Moors, Poutman, Greenleaf, 72; Howard, 
Hayward, Smith, Beach, Carter, Mack, Talcott, Orgood, 
Partridge, Street, Shaw, Wilkins, Wilder, Prescott, 
Franklin, Putnam, 73; Putnam, Hall, Wood, Curtis, 
Humphreys, Waterhouse, Choate, Aborn, 74. 

VI. Replies, ......... 74 

Drake, 74; Chick, Hayward, Tucker, Duda, Durell, 75. 

VII. Notes, .76 

Maine Epitaphs, Messerye, Plummer, 76; Silsbee, Galley, 
Burt, Bassett, 78. 

Vni. Proceedings of Historical .Societies, . . . -79 

Rutland (Vt.) Hist. Soc, Dedham Hist. Soc, 79; Old 
Colony Hist. Soc, Pejej)Scot Hist. Soc, New Englar^d 
Hist. Gen. Soc, 80. 

IX. Family Gatherings, ........ 32 

Billings, Poore, 82; Allan, Burt, Eastman, Eaton, 83; 
Wiley, Emery, 84; Needham, 85. 






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X. List of Genealogies in Preparation, . . . , 86 

XI. Book Notes, . . , . . . . . . 89 

New Books, . . . . . . . . . 96 

Announcements and Catalogue. Advertisements. 

Number Three. January, 1891. 

I. Travelling hi the Olden Time. By Henry M. Brooks. 
ir. p'uneral Rings (concluded). By G. JR. C, 

III. Publishments of the Town of Salem (continued), \ 

IV. Truro Deaths. From the Diary of Rev. Jude Damon of 

Truro, Mass. By y. H. Treat., ..... 

V. Inscriptions from the Stones in tlie Old Burying Ground at 
Plymouth, Conn., dated before iSoo. By IV. G. Talmagc^ 

- VI. Marriages in Georgetown, Maine. 1 760-1772, 

VII. Notes and Queries, . . . . . . 

Tar''"}', '!\ir! er, P;i^nrm. Moors. Poutman, 130; Street 
Franklin, Pulpam, Hall, Wood, Curtis, liumplncys 
Waterhuusc, Choate, Aborn, ^Vilkins, Ilodgkins, Nelson 
Haradcn, Cutler, 131 ; Cutler, Town, Street, 132. 

VI IT. Notes.— The Slave Trade in "Old Times," 

IX. Proceedings of Historical Societies, 

X. List of Cienealogies in Preparation, 

XI. Book Notes, ........ 

Number Four. April, 1891. 

I. Travelling in the Olden Time (continued). By Ihmry 

J]/. Brooks. . . . . . . . .140 

II. Publishments of the Town of .Salem (continued), . . 153 

III. From the Diary of Rev. Jude Damon of Truro, Mass. By 

y. II. Treat. . 175 

IV. Notes and Queries. ........ 183 

Tapley, Tucker, Putnam, Moors, Poutman, 183; Frank- 
lin, Hall, Ciioate, Aborn, Curtis, W'ilkins. Hodgkins, ' 
Nelson, Haraden, Cutler, Towne, Porter, Warner, 184; 
Warner, Perkins, Westcote, Ordway, 185; Hutchinson, 
Putnam, Red lord, 186. 

V. Answers to Queries, . . ... . . . 186 

' Wheeler, 1S6; Prince, iSS. 
VI. Notes, . . . . . . . . . . 1S9 

Mr. Waters' English Research; Preserving Records, 190; 
Salem Records, 190; Danvers Records, 191 ; Manchester 
Records, 191. 
VII. Proceedings of Historical Societies, .... 193 

r)anvers Historical Society celel-ration of ii6Lh anniver- 
sary of Battle (^f Lexington, 193-233; O'd Colony Hist. 
Soc, 220; New England Hist. Gen. Soc, 225. 
Vlll. Book Notes, . 226 



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HISTORICAL AND Genealogical 


Vol. I. July, 1890. No. 1. 

We have been requested by friends to issue this little 
quarterly where books and pamphlets relating to local his- 
tory, genealogy and kindred subjects may be brought to 
ihe notice of and be made accessibla to scholars and ama- 
teurs in their special lines of investigation ; to promote a 
closer bond of fellowship between individuals and societies 
.vorking for a common cause, that by a united action better 
results may be obtained ; to announce from time to time the 
issuing of new publications from the press and those of an 
historical and genealogical character that are in prep- 
aration ; and from book notices and abstracts of the pro- 
ceedings of historical and kindred societies to keep our 
readers informed of what is being done by students in 
these specialties. 

An important point for consideration is the preservation 
of the county, town, city, parish and other records, several 
of which have already been lost by fire or neglect. A fea- 
eiblc plan is the multiplication of copies by the press and 
having them deposited in the leading libraries of the coun- 
try. To this end our efforts will be directed. If this de- 



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striiction should be continued in the future as has been 
done in the past Othello's occupation would soon be at an 

In Massachusetts this work is beinsr done in an excellent 
manner under the efficient direction of Mr. Swan, and the 
places where these records are at present deposited are or 
will soon be made perfectly fire proof. 

Salem is an old historic town in one of the oldest coun- 
ties of one of the oldest states in the Union, is the place 
where the records of the county of Essex are deposited, and 
many come here to examine them and obtain much desira- 
ble information therefrom. L'lrgrl}^ on this account, in- 
stitutions of this character would naturally be expected to 
take root and flourish. 

As in many of the old towns in Massachusetts, so in 
Salem, the children from the early settlement, even to the 
present time, have been wont to leave the old homestead to 
colonize new phices, or to seek the centres of trade, com- 
merce or manufactures. At first, steps were directed to 
the interior of Massachusetts and the banks of the Merri- 
mac, then the valleys of the Connecticut, the Housatonic, 
the Hudson and the Mohawk to the lakes, then scattering 
over the great basin of the Mississippi, and crossing the 
slopes of the Rocky mountains even to the shores of the 

The boundary line of the old ^Massachusetts Bay colony 
described in the charter of 1629, was " }iorfh, three miles 
north of the northernmost point of the ^lerrimac river from 
ocean to ocean ; south, three miles south of the southern- 
most point of Charles river, from ocean to ocean." Little did 
the old emigrant, who was living under the charter granted 
by Cliarles 1 to ^Matthew Craddock, John Endicott, John 
Winthrop and others, imagine that ere the lapse of two and 
one-half centuries this vast territory, under one govern- 

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ment, divided into §tatesand territories, would be covered 
with a network of iron bands and telegraph and telephone 
wires ; dotted WMth populous and flourishing cities and 
towns, the lakes and rivers teeming with a large and in- 
creasing inland commerce and its soil producing an im- 
mense agricultural and mineral wealth. 

With this growth of material prosperity follows a devel- 
opment for the study of the fine arts, the varied sciences, 
literature a:nd historic lore. The man of wealth, or some 
ijicmber of his family, seeks recreation in these elevating 
studies, and, as w^ave after wave in a series of years throws 
Li:.] upon places abouiiding in this world'b wealth, he soon 
becomes desirous of retracing the steps of his ancestral 
march to the old home on the ruo'aed shores of New Enoj- 
laud where those of the first ^generations obtained their 
scanty livelihood from the land, or from the briny deep. 

The various stopping places in this journey, wiiere per- 
ha})s a tairy of a generation or two may have been made, 
and the first home in America, are so many " Meccas" where 
the returning traveller would be desirous of pausing to ex- 
amine the records and papers that may be found on deposit 
in the various public ofiiccs. ?ome of these papers as wills, 
deeds and inventories, are generally more minute in detail 
than is now the common usage ; so that a person w^ith some 
imngination may clothe in living forms these old departed 
and the buildings in which they lived, if any should be 
worthies — the place they trod, the fields they cultivated, 
pj^ared from the wreck of time, are to sueh hallowed places. 
Tliesc feelings are the natural promptings of our nature, 
and those who are not thus endowed are exceptions to this 
conunon rulini]: sentiment. 

To aid in thus perpetuating the memory of our ances- 
tors and tracing the development of the growth of our com- 
mon country from, these few places — especially those lo- 

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cated within the limits of the county of Essex — the germs, 
as it were, from which has evolved by constant accretions the 
country of to-day, is one of the leading objects of the Essex 
Institute ; and the various publications that have been and 
ina}' hereafter be printed under its direction or by its mem- 
bers individually, treating on these and kindred subjects, 
will be noticed from time to time in these pages. How 
much the Institute has done can be seen by visiting its 
rooms in Plummer Hall, Salem, and in the building adjacent 

% ' thereto on the east, recently purchased and fitted for the ar- 

rangement of the libraries and various collections, and by 

'^ cxnr.:ining it^ several publicr.tions. "What progress it wdl 

make in the future will largely depend upon the encourage- 
ment and support from the citizens of the count}^ ; from 
those Avho have spent their youth and early manhood here, 

\ \ receiving their education and imbibing those principles 

'\ \ which liave enabled them to be successful in their respect- 

*ive callings in the place of their adoption ; and from that 
class of large-hearted persons w^hose mission on this earth 
appears to be the encouragement of all movements that 
tend to the advancement of general culture and the luippi- 
ness of mankind. 



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I, Philip Nichols of Salem, doe forbid ye Baims of Matrimony be- 
twixt John Southick & Mary Traske for sufficient reasons as shall be 
^hewn forth on a full hearing thereof, as witness my hand ye 30 Day 
of December 1710 : 

Philip X Nichols. 
Rpcognized in 5 Bond to Apointod S^hDay of January at 3 

clock, afternoon ye afore^ matter to 
be lieard before two or three justices 
at Mr. I'rats, being heard, nothing 
material objected 

Intentions of ^^ARRIAGl:s Entred w*^ the 

John Giles and Ester Swlnertou both of Salem, Mavch 21, 1708-9 
Kicliard Broadaway and I^Iary Woodmuney, both of Salem, March 





Joseph Porter and Mary Bailv both of Salem, Apr. IG, 1700 = 
Ibruck Hacker and Elizabeth Williams, both of Salem, July 2n«i 1^ 
John Bachelder & Sarah Kae, both of Salem, July 9ti» 1709 = 
Sum" Putnam and Mary Leach, both of Salem, July 9^'' 1709-:: 
Josi» Flint S^ert of Salem and Mary Johnson, Boston, July 

Cieorge Darling of Salem & Abigail TJead of Charlestown 13 : 6 : 1709 
There is an intended Marriaije iVjtween John Iloman of Mblehead 

anil ?vl:irgaret Kobinson of Salem — August 2e)th 1709= 
Lemon Beadle & Kebecca Attwater, Aui^ust 27. 1709= 
Samii Poiiers and Lydia Neal both of Salem, August 27, 1709 
Thomas Nickols of Heading & Eliza Flint of Salem Sept 30th 1709 

to be posted S^r ytb 1709— 

John Phippen & Eliza Hartshorne both of Salem, Octobr 1^ 1709 

S:imn demons & Abigail Grinslate, both of Salem OctoUi5. 1709 

John Verry and Hannah Nurse both of Salem Octobr 15x11 1709 

H«'uj» Eaton of Hoxbury and Marcy Orne of Salem October lotb , 1709 

John Buttock and Mary Carrell, Octobr 22nd 1709, both of Salem 

Chnient English and Susannah Marston, Octob^ 22"'^ 1709. both of 

K..-('r Peal &, Margaret Kempton, both of Salem, Octobr 29. 1709. 
Joiiaihan Trask and Mary Boyce of Salem, November 2, 1709. 
-Nfh.ujiah Jewel of Jnswitch to Katheriue Garland of Salem 9 : 5: 

SamU Pope & Martha Beane both of Salem, 9br5tb 1709 
J/'Jirthan Kennv and Pvcbecca Nurse, botli of Salem 9br 7tii 1709 
t>aniii Weber of Marbleh^ and Eliz* Gill of Salem 9^r 11 : 1709. 









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Zackeriah dirties and Lene Rogers both of Salem, 9^^ 16: 1709 
John Darlaiid and Bethiali Hacker both of Salem, O^r 17th 1709 
John Gray and Abigail Majer}' both of Salem, 9br i7ih 1709. 
John Blackmer, of Providence & Jemima Kenny of Salem, X^^ 8, 


Thomas Coal & Marcy Vealy, both of Salem, X^r igth 1709 

John Leach & Mary Ma both of Salem X*'^ 

The Kevrd Mr John Rogers of Boxford & M^ Susannah Marston of 

Salem, Entred wti' nie ye yo^ii X^^ 1709 
Nath* Futnam of Salem and Ilanah Roberts of Salem Jan^. 6 : 17 — 
Ambrose Hutchinson &Riith Leach both of Salem Jane 7th 1709 
Benja JNIursii and Hatinali Kins: both of Salem Jane uth 1709 
John Capon of Topsfleld & Mary Epes of Salem Jane 20th 170^-10 
Sam" Fuller & Mary Littk^feild both of Salem Febr 3rd noO-lO 
Samii Leach to Ilephziba Rae both of Salem March llti» 1709- 10 
Benja Endicot of Topsfeild & Hannah Small of Salem Marcti IGth 

Ebenz Fish of Wenham & Eliza Fuller of Salem, March 18tii 1709-10 
:NaL' Piiippcn and ]^Jargiret Palfrey both of Salem, March IS^^M 709-10 

AxNO 1710. 

John Wilkins Jun^ of Salem & Abigail Wilkius of Salem April 10- 

Nathaniel Osgood of Salem & Hanah Buttolph of ye same place 
Aprill 13, 1710. 

John Orines & Elizal)eth Pickman both of Salem, April 13t^il710 

John Hutchinson of Salem & Hanah Howard of Beverly, Entred 
Aprill 14«»' 1710 

Mr. Thomas Barton & M" Mary Willoughby both of Salem Entred 
Aprill 15, 1710 

Samuel Lambert Junr & Mary Squire, both of Salem, Entered Aprill 

Samuel Woodwell & Elizabeth Carrill, both of Salem, Entred Aprill 
29. 1710 

Martin Herrick & Ruth Endicot both of Salem, Entred June 3^ 

Benjamin Pope & Sarah Smith both of Salem, June 9tii 1710 
• Bartliolomcw Putnam & Mary Putnam both of Salem, June 1710 

X*"*^Ebenezer Russel & Deborah Hebbard, both of Salem, June 14'i» 

Joseph Flint & Rachel Sibley both of Salem, June 18, 1710. 

Entred 1710 John Taylor and Elizal)eth Felt both of Salem, July lotli 

X August 12: Joseph Hcnlield & Lidiah Boston, both of Salem. 

X August 12: Thomas Williams now resident in Salem & Elizabeth 
Collier of Salem. 

Samuel Balch of Beverly & Mary Baker, widow of Salem, Augt 26 

William Osburn Jun^fc Margaret Derbey Augt. 26, 1710 

XX Malachy Foot & Elizabeth Masters, both of Salem, September 
2nd 1710 

Joseph Hutclii.son of Salem & Bethiah Gould of Salem, Sepr 27, 1710 

GamaTu;! Hodges &, Sarah Williams l)Oth of Salem, October 7''' 1710. 

Jonatiian IJuUam & Mercey Graslier, October 21, 1710 

X John Vestuy, now resident in Salem & Susannah Meshury, Octo- 
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Joseph Gould & Sarah Marsh both of Salem, November 11, 1710 
.Tuseph Lutes & Hauah Croade of Salem, Nov^ 18. 1710, now resi- 

dint in Salem. 
He/.ekiah Phillips, now resident in Salem, & Susanah Waters of 

Saiem November 18. 1710 
X^JJohn Sawyer of Newbury & Sarah Sibley of Salem, Nov^ 20. 

.Tosiah Orne &, Sarah Ingersoll, December 2^ 1710. 
Thomas Green & MarlhaMoultou, both of Salem, December 9. 1710. 
Daniel Rogers & Silence Phillips, both of Salem, Dec. 9. 1710. 
John Southick & Mary Traske, both of Salem, December 23. 1710 
.John 3rd Padnoy & Anna Alley December 29. 1710 
Benjamin Archer & Anna Bridges both of Salem, Dec^ .^0. 1710 
1'homas Perkins of Wenham & Hannah Woodbery of Salem, Dec^ 

Samuel Swasey of Salem & Ann Ayres of Boston, Dec 30. 1710 
Daniel Rea, Jun^ & Rebecca Grl<;.i;s, both of Salem Deer 30. 1710 
Elisha Putnam of Topstield &, Hannah Marble of Salem, Jan 5-1710 
Abel Roblson &. Elizabeth Calluni, Loth of Sakui, January 12<i» 

Peter Larrcnue (negro) a servant of 'Mr. John Graftons & Isabel 

Kiror a negro servant of Daniel Eyres Esqr., Jan'ry 20, 1710-11 
Samuel Clarke of Marblehead &, Rachel Vealy of Salem, Janry 21- 

John Symonds & Sarah Foster, February 3<i 1710-11 
Joseph Fuller & Rachel Buxton, Februarv 17. 1710-11 
Ephraim Skerry & Mariraret Silsby, March 3<i 1710-11 
George Dealand & Bethiah Peters, March 10. 1710-11 

Intkntions of Maukiages Extued Anno 1711 : 

Joseph Andrews of Boxford & Hephsiba Porter, Salem, March 2ist 

John Wooden. Jun^ & Hannah Clyde, March 28tl» 171 1, both of Salem, 
lianus forbidden bv his father Aprill 13^111711, alowed after. 

Bcnja Trask, BeVerly, Tryphena Herrick, Salem. March 3l8t 1711. 

John Meaclium infeild &, Prisca Pope, Salem, Aprill 14. 1711. 

Joshua VVoodberry, Beverly, & Sarah Woodberry, Salem, Aprill 21^* 

John Hawks, Junr Lynn, & Mary Whitford, Salem, Aprill 2lst nn. 

Siimucl Cole, Salem, & Eliza Hibberd. Beverly, Aprill 28th 1711. 

Ebenezer NichoUs, lUnlding & Anne Flint, Salem, May 5^^ 1711. 

Anthony Buxton & DorcasGould, Salem, May yth 171 1 

Ebenezer Stone, Newtowne, & Abigail AVilson, Salem, ]May 12th 1711. 

Memo Whereas John Wooden Junr and Hannah Clyde were pub- 
lished In order to marriage & afterwards M^ Wooden's father did for- 
i'.vl ye\banns: upon which no certificate was granted untill his father 
i-'ave under his hand y* he alowed ye same then I gave him a certifi- 
<-^*<' May ISth 1711. 

Joseph Thresher, Salem, Mary Watson, Dover, Mav 2Gth 1711. 

Jiichard Bethell & Hannah Mannin^r, Salem, June 9'h 1711. 

Mr George Curwin & M" Meliitabell Parkman, Salem, June Ifith 1711. 

'1 honms Stephens now resident in Salem, & Sarah Roberts, JunelGtb 

Mr. John Swinuerton & M" Margarett Grafton of Salem, June IG^h 
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Colo Francis Wainwright Esqr. Ipswich, & Mad™ Eliza Hirst, Salem, 
June 23rd =he died before marria^e== 

Joseph Mackmallion of Salem, & Eliza Taylor of Boston, June 30'^ 

Kicolas Baily, Salem, Kebecca Knights, Topsfeild, July IQth 1711. 

John Beckitt Junr & Susanna Mason, Salem, July H^^llll. 

Nehemiah Howard, Salem, Bethiah Shaw, Beverly, Aug^t u. 1711. 

James Greenslid and Kebecca Sterns, both of Salem, Sept 1st 1711 

Nehemiah Wilkins, Boxford, & Susanna Wilkins of Salem, Sept 15 

Joseph Whittamore, Charlestowne, &, Mehittabell Raymond, Salera, 
Sept 29tii 1711. 

Humphry Thomas & Eliza Norton, both of Salem, Octo — 1711. 

Eliezar Putnam of Salem, & Eliz* Eolf of Newberry, Salem, Octo 
19. 1711. 

Richard Leathers & Eliza Bates, both of Salem 20tb October 1711. 

John Lansford & Priscilla Buttolph, both of Salem, October ye 20^^^ 

Nathan Pcbody of Boxford & Hannah Putnnm. Snlem. Novr 3rti 1711. 

"\Viiiia.4^ Lu\> llicr 6j liuLii Ijjies, botii of Salem, Nov. 3rd nn. 

William Dngiritt & Mary Nurse, both of Salem, Novr iQth ]7ii. 

]Mr Samli Endicott «5c Airs Anne Endicott, Nov 17'!^ 1711. (of Salem) 

Robert Bray of Salem, &. Alice Gifford, Marblehead, Novr 24: 1711. 

Robert Hutchinson »i Eli/.a Putnam, both of Salem, Dec"* 8^1' 1711. 

Nathii Pike & Margarett King, both of Salem, Dec^ 22 1711. 

Ezekiel U{)ton, Redding, Kuth Hartly of Salem, Deer 29, 1711. 

William EUinwood, Beverly, Abigail Woodberry, Salem. Dec 29t^ 

William Small & Rachell Needham, both of Salem, Dec 29th 1711. 

Holland, a negro man of Capt Jno Al)bott of Salem, and Susanna, 
a negro woman of Left Roliert Brisco of Beverly, Jany otii 1711-19 

Abraham Lozier & Hope Foster, both of Salem, 2G^h jfimiarv 1711-12 

Mr Benja Porter & M" Hannah Endicott, FebiT23rd 1711-12. 

David Dolley & Margarett Wallis, both Salem, Marchist 1711-12 

Jonathan Pickering Junr Salem, & Eliz* Snow, Boston, T^Iarch 8tb 

James Dorland and ye ^y•lddow Sarah Procter, Salem, JNIarcli 8th 

Richard Downing & Anstis Palfry, both of Salem, March loth I7ii_l2 

John Berry, Salem, Ruth IngoUs, Lynn, March 22ndi7ii_i2 

Ellas Lansford & Mary Ager, both of Salem, March 22, 1711-12 

Anno 1712 

David Boice &Anne Alley, both of Salem, INIarch 29th 1712 

Bartholmew Burch and Remember Cox, both of Salem, Aprill 5th 

John Fry of Andover & Ruth Wheeler of Salem, Aprill 12th 1712 

Capt Joshua Pickman, Salem, & M^s Elizabeth Nickolls of Boston 
Mav ve 10th 1712. 

Skelton Felton & Hephsiba Sheldon of Salem, May 14, 1712. 

Ellas Trask &, Abiirail Swinncrton, both of Salem, May 17, 1712. 

Jeremy Freeman, Dedham, & Sarah Foster of Salem, May 24, 1712. 

Thomas Beadle & iMargarett Ingersoll, of Salem, INIay 31, 1712. 

John Lakee & Mercy Dodge, both of Salem, June 2lst 1712. 

Edward Ball, Boston, & Kebeckah Mansfeild, Salem, July 12, 1713. 

Joseph Foster, Ipswich & Mary Creasy, Salem, July 19th 1712. 

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William" Walcott & Mary Felt, both of Salem, July 19th 1712. 

SamH Stacey Junr & Rachell Small, both of Salem, Aug 2Dd, 1712. 

Mr James Ruck & Mrs ]\iartha Gedney, both of Salem, Aug. 9^^ 1712. 

Kobert Stone & Eliza Hardy both of 'Salem Aug. 9th 1712. 

John Cox of Dorchester & Christian Milliken of Salem, Aug. 23^3 1712. 

Joseph Mesury of Salem, & Anue Scadlock of Marblelid August 23, 
I 1715. 

I David Foster Junr & Eliza Foster, both of Salem, August 23, 1712. 

t Jolm Ilinderson of Salem, &, Hannah Farr of Lin, Aug. 23, 1712. 

I Phillip Barger of Boston & Eliza Xeale of Salem, Sept. 6th 1712. 

I Mr Thomas Barnard Jun^ & Mrs Rachel Lindall, both of Salem, 

I' September ye 27th 1712. 

John Ashby of Salem & Patience Ellinwood of Beverly October t® 
4th 1711?. 

Mr Jolm Swimiock and M" Margarett Beckitt of Salem, Oct. 13th 
g 1712. 

: John BlanoeTertius & Catherine Walker, both of Salem, Octo 18*^ 1712. 

f John Stevens & Lidia Chevers, widow of Salem, Oci^ 18, 1712. 

Sr.nmol W^^it^fo^f & Mary Jcrmnn, both of Salem, Octo y© 18^^ 1712. 

* Mr. Thomas Ellis & M" Sarah Smith both of Salem Octo 18^^1712. 

* Joshua Tyler & :\[argaret Lambert, both of Salem, Oct. 18th 1712 
■ Kobert Keale & Hannah Elson, both of Salem, Oct. 18th 1712. 

;■ Joseph Taplcy &, :Margarett Majery, both of Salem, Octo yc igth 

;• 1712. 

t James Darling of Salem &, Joanna White of Charlestown, Octo ye 

I 25th 1712. 

John Clemmens & Mary Hinderson, both of Salem, Oct 25th 1712. 

Joseph Flagg of Concord & Mary Tompkins of Salem, Novr 29th 1712. 

Mr Benja Gerrish Juur & Mrs Abigail Holoway, both of Salem 
^'ovr 29th 1712. 

Jonathn Wilkins & Hannah Rolf, both of Salem, Dec^ y* 6th 1712. 

John Slapp & Eliz" Marble, both of Salem, Deer Qth 1712. 
"^ David Goodale of Salem & Abigail Elliot of Boxford, Dec. 6th 1712, 

Thomas Driver & Mary Ingalls, both of Salem, Dec. ye 6th 1712. 

Joshua Felt, Boston, & Anne Walcott, Salem, Dec. 13th 1712. 

Thomas Flint Jun' & INIary Putnam, both of Salem, Deer 20th 1712. 
^ Joshih Putnam and Ruth Ilntchinson, both of Salem, Deer 27th 1712. 

I Francis Procter & Kezia Darling both of Salem, Deer 27th 17i2. 

Jonathan Green & Ruth Ingersoll, both of Salem, Deer 27th 1712. 

Jonathan Green & Mary Browne, both of Salem, January 3rd 1712-I3 

The Banns of ^latrimony between Jonathan Green and Ruth Inger- 
PoH were forbidd by Mrs Frost ye mother of y* Grreen January 7th 
1712-13 in presence of :Mr Francis Willoughby & Capt Ebenr Hathorue 
t Cornelius Tarbell & Mary Sharp, both of Salem, Febry Uth 1712-I3 

John Fowler of Salem & Hannah Phelps of Redding, Salem, Febry 

I 14th 1712-13 

r George Felt Junr & Susanna Bacon, both of Salem, Febry 14th 1712-13 

/ Thomas Ritch & Abigail Smith, both of Salem, Febry 14th 1712-13 

I '^ofm Osborne & Hannah Bullum, both of Salem, Febry 19th 1712-I3 

t James Mackmallion & Mary Norrice, both of Salem, February 28, 1712 


•lit-nja Beadle & Abigail Hammond, both of Salem, March 2l8t 1712-13 


Intentions of Marriage Entred Anno 1713 
George Flint, Juur , Reading, & Jerusha! Pope, Saleiu, March 28th 1713. 


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Abraham "Read & Mary Hemlock, both of Salem, March 28tii 1713. 
Benjamin Smith & Mercy Pickering, both of Salem, April 4th 1713. 
James Hooper and Mary Field, both of Salem, May 21, 1713. 
Wm Beckitt, Junr & Mary Mascoll, both of Salem, May 30th 1713 
Moses Gilmau of Exeter and Elizabeth Lambert of Salem, June G^h 
George Dean & Hannah Ruck, both of Salem, June IQth 1713. 
Samuel King, Junr & Abigail Buflington, both of Salem, July 18th 1713 
Samuel Woodberry, Beverly & Hannah Dodge of Salem, Aug. ye ist 

John Mackmallion & wido Sarah Stone, both of Salem, August I st 

Joseph Fuller of Salem, & Susanna Dorman, Topsfleld, August 8th 

Mr Thomas Maul & M" Sarah Kendall, both of Salem, Augst 15th 1713 
John AUin & Sarah Buttolph, both of Salem, Augst 15th f7i3 
Ebenezer Wakefeild of Salem, & Experience Thornton of Boston, 

Sept. 5th 1713 

Samuel Wooden & Mary Pfirnell, both of Snl^m, Sept. 5th 

Williuni CauUish, Salem, & Anne Holland, Boston, Salem, Sept. 19tl» 

Mr Aaron Porter, Medford, & Mrs Susannah Sewall of Salem, Sep- 
tember 2(;thi7i3 

David Cox of Salem & Sarali Cruft of Boston, October 3rcii7i3. 
Walter Phillips Junr ofLyn. &Eliza Blany of Salem. Octo 17th 1713 
John Wilkins 3r'i & :\rary Goodale, both of Salem, Octo 24th 1713 
Jacob Eliot & Hannah Cox, both of Salem, October 24th 1713 
Mr Humphrey Davie, of Boston & Mrs Margt Gedney of Salera, 
Octo 24th 1713 
Mr Sam'i Ruck of Salem, & Mrs Sarah Chevers of Marblehead, Salem, 

Novr 14th 1713. 

William Bartoll & Mary Felt, both of Salem, November 14th 1713. 

Jonathan Webb & Piiscilla Bray, l)oth of Salem, November 14th 1713. 

John Sibley of Lin and Zerriah Gold of Salem, Novr 2ist 1713. 

George Green & ye Widdow Sarah Stanbury, both of Salem, Novem- 
ber 28th 1713. 

Mr Norden Pederick of Marbleh<^ and 'M^^ Anuc Waters of Salem De- 
cember 5th 1713. 

Michael Stacey of Marblehd andEliza Flint of Salem, Decerabr IQth 

Timothy Perkins of Andover & Hannah Buxton of Salem, January 
9th 1713-14. 

Elisha Putnam, Topsfeild & Susannah Fuller, Salem, JanryiG^ii 1713- 

Richard HutchinsoQ & Rachell Prance, both of Salem, January IGth. 

Mr Jonathan Putnam, Junr ^ & ]Mr3 Eliza Putnam, both of Salem, Jan- 
nary 24th 17] 3-14 

William Coflin of Salem and Experience Hillard of Andover, Febry 
20th 1713-14 

Joseph Jacobs & Anne Small, both of Salem, March Gth 1713-14 

John Doadman & Dorcas Hodges both of Salem, March 18th 1713-I4, 

Jonathan Nurss & Martha Twist, both of Salem, March 13th I7i;3-i4 

The Reverend Mr Peter Dallee of Boston & Mrs.Martha Epes of Salem 
March 15th 1713-14 

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f Oliver Luckes of Salem & Rebecca Verin of Boston: Salem, March 

I 20^^^1713-14- 

I Anno 1714-15. 

I Mr Edmond Batter & M" Barbara Hide, both of Salem, March 27tli 

I 1714. 

I Mr. Timothy Lindall of Boston and M" Bethiah Kitchen, Junr of 

■fe: Salem, April 10th 1714. 

r James Sluart & Eliza Cash, both of Salem, Aprill 17th 1714. 

Bufiis Herrick & Sarah Phillips, botli of Salem, May 1st 1714. 

f Benja Kussell & Sarah Elsey both of Salem, May loth 1714. 

I Ebeuezer Snow of Woburne & Mary Piuliiy of Salem, May 15th 1714, 

I Johu Presson & Eliza Vodeii, both of Salem, June 2Gth 1714. 

I Kichard Palmer & Mary Polden, both of Salem, June 2Gth 1714. 

I M' Beiija VVoodbridge of Boston & M" Mary Osgood of Salem July 

I 17th 1714. 

I Richard Ropes &, Hannah Collins, both of S:i1em, July 31st 1714. 

t W^ Heaves Juur of Marbleh^i &, Sarah Fountain of Salem, Aug. 14, 

• 1714 

^Tifluiel Driver and Sarah Gray, both of Salem, Aug. 14th 1714. 
Kichard Willard & Hannah Butman both of Salem, Aug. 14th 1714 

I Sam" West Junr & Mary Gale, both of Salem, August 14th 1714. 

I John Grady & Mary Basey, both of Salem, August 2ist 1714 

J l5a;ic Chappleman & Mary Brittain, both of Salem, August 218t 1714. 

} John Pliillpott & Mary Wesirate. bolh of Salem, August 2ist 1714 

Henry Kenney of Salem & Mary Curtice of Topsfeild, Salem, Sept ist 


Benja Nurse of Salem & Sarah Boston of Linn, Salem, Sept 4th 1714 

Warwick Palfrv & Eliza Hemlock, both of Salem, Sept. nth, 1714. 

William Fuller & Elizabeth Goodale, both of Salem, Sept isth 1714 

Deliverance Clark & Mary Cox, both of Salem, September 25th 1714. 

Mr Joim Higginson, Jun^ & M" Margaret Sewall, both of Salem, 

Sept. 25, 1714. 

Daniel Twist of Salem & Mary Aborne of Lin, Salem, Oct^ 2"^ 1714 

Danii Wilkins & Mary Bailcv, both of Salom, Salem, Oct" 13th 1714 

Henry Swetten of Rehoboth & Sarah Hull of Salem, Octo in<h 1714 

Robert Wood & Mary Browne, both of Salem, Octo icth 1714 

Benj:i Hutchinson & ye wid^ Abigail Foster, both of Salem, Octo 
23rd 1714 

Thomas Bailey &. Mary Estes, both of Salem, Novr 13th 1714. 

Isaac Hacker & Hannah Pope, both of Salem, Octo o-^vd 1714. 

Samll Elsey & Eliza Procter, both of Salem, Octo 30th 1714. 

John Measury of Salem, Kezia Woodberry of Beverly, Salem, Nov^ 

Stephen Flint & Hannah Houlton, both of Salem, Novr Gth 1714 
Sainii Trask & Mercy Bell, both of Salem, Nov. 6th 1714. 
Henry Klkins & Abigail Neal, both of Salem, Novr Gth 1714 
I Charles Hooper & Mary Lowther, both of Salem, Novr Gth 1714. 

I Thomas Nelson & Alice INIarsh, both of Salem, Novr 20th 1714. 

^ SainU Pope of Salem, & Sarah Estis of Linn, Salem, Novr 20th 1714 

I. Moses Aborne Junr & Eliz-^ Perkins, both of Salem, Dec. 4th 1714 

^SamU Chevers of Salem and Mary Richards of Topsfeild, Dec. 11th 

•; ^VilliamFarnhamofAndover«S: Hannah Flint of Salem, Dec. 1714 

i Joiin Dolbear and Mary Herbert, both of Salem, Dec. 18th 1714 

^ .Kailii Flint aud Sarah Cuttler, both of Salem, Janry l^t 1714-15 







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James Swinerton and Sarah Dyer, both of Salem, JanryT^^ 1714-15 
Mr James Tutnam Junr & M" Ruth Hathorne, both of Salem, Janry 

15, 1714-15 
Euos Pope and Marrgarrett Smith, both of Salem, Jan^y 19tb 1714-15 
Francis Skerry & Mary Hodges, both of Salem, Febn 19tii 1714-15 
Mr Edward Eveleth of Ipswich & M" Eliza Epes of Salem, March 

6th 1714-15 

Joshua Mackmallion & Judith Measury both of Salem, March 5tii 1714- 

Natha Prebble & Eachel Prebble, both of Salem, March 12th 1714-15 
Richard Foster & Lydia Rea, both of Salem, March 19th I7i4_i5 
Jona Hayward & Abigail Fuller, both of Salem, April 9th 1715 
Simon Stacey & Sarali Hill, both of Salem, Apr. 9th 1715 
Sam" ^yoodwell & Eliz^ Carrill, both of Salem, April Ifith 1715 
Theodore Atkinson & Mary Norman, both of Salem, April 23r<il715 
Thomas Sleman & Mary Glanfeild both of Salem, Aprill 30th 1715 
John Steward & Sarah Roberts, both of Salem, May 7th 1715 
Joseph Grafton & Eliza Palfrey, both of Salem, May 7th 1715 
Tarrcnt Putnam of Salem & Eliza Bacon of BilleVica, Salem, May 

2lPt i7ir, 

Beuja Putnam & Bethiah Hutchinson, both of Salem, May 2lst 1715 
Mr. Joseph Hathorne & Mrs Sarah Bowditch, both of Salem, June 

4th 1715 
Mr Wui Done of Boston & Mrs Dorcas Wakefeild of Salem, June 

nth 1715 
Richard Elonis & Sarah Beadle both of Salem, June 11th 1715 
George Trask & Eliza Felt, both of Salem, June 18th 1715 
Joshua Wytherill & Dinah luirolls, both of Salem, July 2"(^ 1715 
Mr Wni Stacey & Mrs ]\iary Hunt, both of Salem, July 16th 1715 
Joshua Flint of Salem & Deborah Ingols of Andover, Salem, July 

23rd 1715 

Paul Lanjj^don of Boston & Hannah Phillips of Salem, Aujr. 6thi7l5 
Benja Clemens & Martha Carter, both of Salem, Aug. 6th 1715 
David Montiromery & Sarah Darling, both of Salem, Aug. 13, 1715 
Mr James Butler of Boston &. Mrs Mary Bowditch of Salem, Aug. 

13th 1715 

Benj Phippen & Ruth Marston both of Salem, Aug. 18th 1715 
Freeborne Reaves & Margtt Felton, both of Salem, Aug. 2- 1715 
Henry Burton & Sarah Clark, both of Salem, Augst —1715 
The Reverend Mr Benja Prescott and Mrs Eliza Higglnsou, both of 

Salem, Octo _ 1715 
Ebenr Hiuderson &, Elizabeth Marston, both of Salem, October 8th 

Daniel Bacon 3ti"8 and Eliza King, both of Salem, October 15th 1715 
Thomas Brewer & Eliza Nickolls, both of Salem, Octo 15111 1715 
Jonathan Ashby & Jemima Felt, both of Salem, Octo 29th 1715 
Joseph Pope & Mehittabel Putnam, both of Salem, Novr I'^th 1715 
Samuel Small & Hannah Stacey, both of Salem, November 19th 1715 
Nicholas Lyddiard and I\lary Elkius, both of Salem, November 26 th 

Francis Elliot of Boxford & Jerusha Walcutt of Salem, Decf 3rd 1715 
Edward Norrice & Remember White, both of Salem, Dec. 3rd 1715 
Jonathan "Williams & Elizabeth Norrice, both of Salem, Dec. 16th 1715 
Samuel Liscomb & P:iiza Beale, both of Salem, Deer 24th 1715 
Jonathan Woodwell & Priscilla Stacey, both of Salem, Dec. 24th 1715 

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v' rjchard Pike and Eliza Ormes, both of Salem, Dec. 31st 1715 

I Beiij« Ilutchinsou Juur &, Sarah Tarbell, both of Salem, Dec. Sl^t 1715 

I Kilward Nickolls, Topsfeild & Hannah Golthwayte, Salem, Dec. 31 et 

I 1715 

f Samuel Cook of "Wallingsford & Elizabeth Beadle Seu^ of Salem, Dec. 

^' SI, 1715 

I Doctr Henry Sweitser & M" Mary Flinder, both of Salem, Jan 7^^ 

f 1715-16 

^,. Samuel Buxton of Salem & Elizabeth Hanson of Dover, Salem, Jan. 

f 7"« 1715-16 

' Walter Price & Mad'Ji Eliza Hirst, both of Salem, Feby 4th 1715-lG 

V Wra Matthews, Marbleh^ & Abigail Darling of Salem, Feb^v 15 tb 

I- 1715-16 

I Joslina Eea of Salem, & Mercy Taylor of Beverly, Salem, Febry 18, 

; 1715-16 

t Timothy Houlton & Kezia Rea, both of Salem, Febry 18th 1715-I6 


?; Salem, New England, Anno, 1726-7 

Ephralm IngoUs & Hannah Tvlanning, both of Salem, Feb. lOtb 
r Simiuel Trask, Junr , Eliza Lvndsev, " " " March 4ti» 

} Ebenr Hutchinson &Wido Hannah Shaw, «« «' " Hth 

if Thomas Osborne & Marijaret Stone, both ** " " 25tli 

*; Daniel Shaw & Hannah Foster, ♦' *' " " 25th 

Alexander Hambleton & Mary Carrell, '♦ " ♦♦ April S^h 
Jonath" Leisou, of Salem & Abigail Jefferds of Lynn, April 13th 
Samuel Hawks of Lynn & Philadelphia Estis of Salem, April 28 
Nathan Burrill of Lynn &, Hannah Stone of Salem, April 28 
Benja Hathorne & Hannah Derby, Junr , both of Salem, Ai)nl 29, 1727 
Jonath»Twist & Abii^^airi'rask," *' " " May 6th 1727 

Johnson Franklin &\rid'>Eliz^ Russell, " " " May 6th 1727 
Edmond Munnion of Salem, &, Mercy Wood of Reading May 12th 1727 
Samuel Leech &. Abi:,'ail Raymond, both of Salem, May lo^h 1727 
Daniel Webb & WidoMarv Becket, " " " May 13th 1727 
I Wlllitim Browne & Lydia Hart, " " " May 20th 1727 

^ Kleazor Marsh of Killingsley & Sarah Stimson of Salem, May 22, 1727 

** Joseph Verry &, Hannah King, both of Salem, May 27, 1727 

Jonathan Peal & Sarah Willard, " " " June 10, 1727 
Ebenr Southwick & Mary Whitman, *♦ " June 24, 1727 

Katha Vamey of Kichechey & Content Gaskill of Salem, July 20, 

r ^Jonathan Duunell of Lynn & Mehitable Kenney of Salem, July 28, 

Paul Mansfield Junr & Eliza Stratton, both of Salem, Aug. 26, 1727 
John Jones & Eliza Bleigli, i^oth of Salem, Sept. 2^1727 
Kobcrt Hill of Salem & Eliza Stevens of Ipswich. Sept. 4th 1727 
1 do forbid the proceedings of ray banns of matrimonie, Salem, Sep. 

6, 1727 
James Ondel & Mary Parnal, both of Salem, Sept. 9th 1727 
l^ani.-l Abbott & Wido Eliza Crowel, both of Salem, Sept. 23, 1727 
Thomas Nichols & Mary Buflum, " " " ♦' 30, 1727 

Junaihu Walcot & Eliza Smith, " " " October 7, 1727 

J'J^cph King <S: Anna Trask, *' '* *' " 7,1727 

, l>auici Needham of Marblehead & Sarah Bufium of Salem, Oct. 7, 



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t Henry Blany of Salem & Lois Ivory of Lynn, October 12-1727 

i John Procter, Junr & Lydia Waters, both of Salem, October 14, 1727 

I . Benja Trask of Salem, & AbiL^ail Gilbert of Beverly, October 14, 1727 

j Robert Glandfield & Kebecca Prince, both of Salem, October 14, 1727 

j John Trask 3tius & EUza Reed, both of Salem, October 21-1727 

Robert Meachem of Beverly & Sarah Trask of Salem, October 24, 
' 1727 

Miles Ward, Junr & Eliza Webb, both of Salem, November 18, 1727 
Edward Britton, Junr ^x^^ Hannah Felt, both of Salem, Doc. 2, 1727 
Jonathan Sonthwick ,S: Eliza Dowty, both of Salem, Doc. 16, 1727 
SaraiUIoulton of Salem & Anna Edwards of Wenham, Dec. 16, 1727 
Bartho Kea & ]S[ary Andrews, both of Salem, Dec. 18, 1727 
BonjaPanial & Annis Kii)^, both of Snlom, Dec. 23, 1727 
Henry Williams & :\Iary Waters, both of Salem, Dec. 23, 1727 
I John Mar5.ton & Mercv Flint, both of Salem, Dec. 30, 1727 

j John Boyce & Eliza Osborne, " " " Dec. 30, 1727 

Salem, Anno 1728 

Rcrja Foster of Salem, & MohiLabel Steward of Kowly, Jan. 3, 1728 
Ebenr M.ickentire & Emin Harwood. both of Salem, Jan. 4, 1728 
James Pickering of Salem & Thankfall Moor of Lynn. Jan. 6fh 1728 
Benja Felt& Abigail Knap, both of Salem, January 20-1728 
Benja Putnam & Abi<,^ail Hutchinson Junr both of Salem, Jan. 25, 1728 
Jona >sewhall of James Town in Rhod Island & Miiry Peas of Salem, 
Jan. 27, 1728 

James Norrice & AVido Lydia Begoe, both of Salem, Feb. 17, 1728 
Nicholas Trask Junr & :\t;iry Martin of Marblehead- March 2, 1728 

Ij Abijah Estis & Mary Pike, both of Salem, March 1(3. 1728 

|l John Bn^wne, son of James Browne &. Susanna Masury, both of 

ti Salem, March 16, 1728 

\'\ James Babbidge of Salem & Mary Shaddock of Boston, March 16, 

I: 1728 

Will™ Perkins of Audover & Hannah Verry of Salem, March 20, 1728 
Thomas Berry Esq. of Ipswich & Mrs Eliza Turner of Salem, March 
23, 1728 

I, tlie subscriber do forbid the Banns of Matrimonie between James 
Babbidge of Salem, & :Mary Shaddock of Boston, and that the pub- 
lisher proceed no further therein, Salem, March 25, 1727-28. 

John Carter. 

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William Twist & Mary Dowty, both of Salem, April 13, 1728 
Daniel Clarke of Rhod Island & Abij,-ail Bummi of Salem, April 15, 

^ ' . Jona" Estis of Salem, & Mary Potter of Malborou-h, April 29, 1728 

Israel Lovet of Beverlv & Eliza Batchelder of Salem, May 1, 1728 
James Habbidge of Salem, Eliza Knowlton of Ipswich, May 11, 1728 
Will™ Pert of Salem, & Martha Trow of Beverly- May 25, 1728 
Benja Verry, Junr of Salem & Lydia Giles of Beverly, June 15, 1728 
Othniel \Vilkins,5c Marv Taply, both of Salem, June 15, 1728 
Mr Ebenr Bowditch & Mrs Mary Turner, both of Salem, June 22, 1728 
Ebenr Woodberry of Salem, & Eliza Smith of Beverly, June 29, 1728 

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Savage gives but one family by this name, that of Ed- 
niuiul of Newbury, who settled in New England, 1 640, and 
was then twenty-six years of age. Edmund married and 
has many descendants. 

Under Moore, Savage mentions Abraham of Andover, 
who married 14 Dec, 1687, Priscilla Poor. 

This Abraham is, I presume, the Abraham Moors, or 
Mooars, of Andover, who was taxed in the South Parish, 
1692, and who is said to have had sons Timothy, born 1688, 
Al)raham and Daniel. In 1701, Abraham Moors, Walter 
AVright, Moses Haggott, Stephen Osgood and Samuel 
Peters, all of Andover, bought a tract of land situated be- 
tween Woburn, Andover, Billerica and Reading. 

It has been conjectured that Abraham jNIoors of Ando- 
ver and Abraham JNIoors of Groton, may have been related. 
Certainly the names Abraham and Timothy were common 
to both families. 

In the absence of facts we shall be obliged to credit the 
family tradition, that Abraham Moors of Groton came 
Ibiiher from the old world, early in the eighteenth century, 
and there settled. It is to his descendants particularly, 
Uiat these few materials relate, although I have added a 
fi*w notes regarding the Andover family and others of the 
irnme, AVhile not pretending to completeness, it is hoped 


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Mr. Moors was, according to the inscription upon his 
gravestone, "a mild, humane and honest man, a peaceable 
and regular citizen, an affectionate and tender husband and 
parent, eminent for piety, industry and frugality." In 
deeds he is described as " husbandman." Mr. Butler slates 
that he was a weaver and lived in the southern part of 
Groton, on the farm purchased of John Farnsworth, 17 
Feb., 1716-17. 


that these few materials may be of use to some in follow- | 
ing their ancestry back to Groton, and perhaps stir some 
descendant to collect, and publish, a complete history of 
the family. 


1 Abraham Moors of Groton, supposed to be of 
jj Scotch descent and born in Scotland, 1692, died in Groton, 

l\ Mass., Mar., 1780, oe. 88 (gravestone) ; married at Groton, I 

|;| 21 Nov., 1715, Elizabeth Gilson (daughter of Joseph and ] 

j Hepzibah Gilson (Farwell Memorial), born 1697, died I 

lli in Groton, 4 Dec, 1770, ee. 73 (gravestone). Both he , 

and his wife joined the church at Groton, 31 May, 1719. * • 
[i Children born in Groton : 

I 2 Elizabeth, b. 5 Feb., 1719; m. 23 June, 1737, Gen. Samuel, son of 

;j Joseph and Hannah (Colburn) Farwell, who d. 1757; she m., 

second, Mr. Russell. (See Farwell Mem. for family.) ^ 

5 Timothy, b. 11 Sept., 1720. | 
4 John, b. U Oct., 1722; d. 28 Mar., 1746. l 

6 Isaac, b. 24 Dec, 1724; d. 8 Feb., 1745. I 
I 6 Abraham, b. 25 Mar., 1727; d. 15 Aug., 1737. | 

7 Jonathan, b. 13 Feb., 1728-9; bapt. in Groton, '2 Mar., 1728. | 

8 Jemima, b. 12 Nov., 1732; m. 7 Mar., 1753, Zachariah Longley \ 
of Groton. I 

9 Susanna, b. 4 Aug., 1735; m. 9 July, 1755, Jonathan, son of Dea. | 
tjj ' James and Mary (Farwell) Stone (see p. 32, Farwell Mem.). I 

i! 10 Joseph, b. 30 May, 1738; d. 25 July, 1820. f 

11 Mary, bapt. Groton, 4 June, 1738, " daughter of Abraham and | 

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S Will, dated 5 Oct., 1771; proved 20 Apr., 1780. In 

f this instrument he describes himself as " of Grroton, yeo- 

r iiuiu ;" "to daughter Elizabeth Russell five sh : to daugh- 

ter Susanna Stone £6-13-14 : grandson Isaac Moors Far- 
v.ell £2-13-4, if he should die, to be divided between his 
I fiister, Lydia Ireland, and his brother, Joseph Farwell : to i 

l^ his son Timothy Moors, and to the heirs of his son Jona- 

I than Moors, late of Shirley, dec'd : to dan. Jemima Long- 

ley : to dau. Susanna Stone: to son Joseph Moors ^ of 
I Groton, yeoman,'" who is also made executor. 

I AVitnesses were Joseph Stone, Deacon James Stone, and 

'- Kphraim Russell, Gent. 

k He had previously given to his "dutiful son" Joseph, 

|- the homestead in Groton (27 Apr., 1761). 

Abraham Moors owned a female slave, one Zebina, in 

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3 Timothy (Abraliam) born in Groton, 11 Sept., 

1720; died there, ; married there, 26 April, 

1743, Lydia, daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Green) 
Nutting of Groton, born there, 20 Nov., 1723. 

Children, born in Groton : 

12 Elizabeth, b. 6 July, 1745; ra. 15 Jan., 1767, Simon Tage. 

13 Lydia, b. 12 Aug., 174G; d. y. 
U John, b. 25 Dec, 1747. 

15 Lydia, b. 10 Mar., 1750. | 

IG Anna, b. 14 Aug., 1751. 

17 Molly, b. 13 Apr., 1753; d. 13 May, 1847, the then oldest person 
in town. 

18 Timothy, b. 2 Feb., 1755; d. 1846. % 

19 Abraham, b. 1 Aug., 1757; m. 1 Sept., 1773, Sarah Allen. ^ | 

20 Sarah, b. 19 Nov., 1759. | 
-1 Jemima, b. 1 Dec, 1761. ' * 

. 22 Sybil, b. G Sept., 1764. 

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Prescott's company at Annapolis, N. S., in 1758, 


7 Jonathan (Abraham) of Shirley, "Gentleman," born 
in Groton, 13 Feb., 1728-9; died 18 July, 1765; mar- 
ried 10 Apr., 1754, Sybil, daughter of Samuel and Lydia 
(Farnsworth) Tarbell of Groton, born there 16 Jan., 
1732-3; died 18 June, 1763; married, second, Susanna 

Children, born in Shirley : 

23 Jonathan, b. 21 April, 175G. 

24 Joseph, b. IG April, 1758. 

25 Sybil, b. 2G June, 17C0; m. John Holden, who Avas of Otisfield, 

Co. Cunibcrlaud, Maine, Gentleman, iu 1820. 

By second wife : 

2G Phineas, b. 9 Au^., 17G4; d. 12 Aug., 17G4. • f;^ 

27 Abel, b. 27 Jan., 17GG. W 


Guardianship of all the above children was granted to \ 
Zachariah Longley, 27 Jan., 1767. • 

Administration on estate of Jonathan Moors to his brother | 

Joseph Moors, yeoman, of Groton. $ 


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1. TAPLEY. ^Ir. Eben Pntnam is compiling a genealogy of the de- 
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■who Mas probably born in Enirland ai)out 1G80. His brother IJichard 

i was a seaman on board the fviirato Kose, and died in 1715. 

I All descendants of Mansilcld and Mary (Johnson) Tapley arerequest- 

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1^ t<» this family. Tliere are descendants in norlhern Xew York, who have 

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>". TrcKKu, Box 2713, Boston. 

^- .!( )YCE-SMALL. Information is wanted concerning the ancestry 
of Laurence Joyce, of "Wiscasset and Brunswick, Maine, who married 
Olive Small of Bowdoinham, 1«20. 

*• ^-^JALL. Information is wanted concerning the Small family of 
"owdoin and Bowdoinham, Me., as a genealogy of this family is in pro- 
t:r,',s. This family is descended from the Smalls of Cape Cod, Mass. 
» - I'lr.VAM, Box 2713, Boston. 

♦*• I'liKSSIE. Who was llepsibeth Pressie, who married, previous to 
'•^"'". I/ieutenant E/.ra Tneker of llopkinton, X. U. ? An\ inforniaiion 
'»^;;arding tlie family or name of Pressie will be welcome. 





6. FULLER. Who was the third wife of Thomafi FvUp.r(vrho, in ir,38, 
came to America, settled first in Wobnrn, aftLTward in Middleton, and 
died in 1G98), and when were they married? What was her maiden 
name, tlie date of her birth and death? 

In 1G9S, her daugliters, by a former marriage, were wives of James 
Proctor, Aaron Cleveland and John Wilson of Woburn. 

What was the maiden name of tlie wife of Thomas, son of Thomas 
Fiiller above, also what were the names of her parents and where did 
they reside? 

If she was a widow at time of her marriage with Thomas Fuller, 
junior, what was the name of lier former linsband? (By one antliority 
slie is called Kuth lUchardson, another Euth Richardson Thomas.) 

Thomas Fuller, junior, married, secondly, jNIartha Dririry, 19 July, 
1G09. Where was she born, who were her parents, and where did 
thej^ live? What was the date of her death? 

Ruth, dauiihter of Thomas, senior, married first, Wheeler. Want- 
ed the names of his parents, place and date of birth and death. Ruth 

(Fuller) Wheeler, married, second, Wilkins. Wanted the names 

of his parenl>. with the place and date of his birth, mnrriaire and death. 

Thomas Fuller, third, son of Thomas Fuller, junior, above, is vari- 
ously stated to have married Miss Buxton and Elizabeth AndrcAvs. 
AVliich is correct? 

NOTK. W. r. Fuller in the Boston Transcript (query 20(i) has asked 
for information reo:ardin,ir Robert Fuller of Salem, 1038, and of his de- 
scendant Caleb Fuller of Providence. 

^, 7. PRT^;CE. Who were the parents of James Prince of Danvers, 

,j who married, l^ec. 2, \1?>0, Hannah, daui^hter of John Putnam? What 

was the date of his birth and death, and the dates of birth and names 

of their children? 

8. PUTNAM-BAILEY. ])id Timothy Putnam marry, about 1720, a 
! clauij;hter of Joshua liailey of NeM'bury? Can any one send to tlic 

■ 1 Rkcoud a list of the children of the above-mentioned Joshua Bailey, 
! or any items concerninir him? 

9. DEACON EDWARD PUTNAM, son of Deacon Edward ( Thomas, 
Jb/m) of Middleton, married, fur his tirst v.ife, Sarah . What was 

•( ^ her full name, parenta,ij;e, date of birth, etc., also the date of his death? 

■ Eunice Putnam married Thomas Lowell, Abigail Putnam married Is- 
rael Carter, Hannah Putnam married Amos Fuller. Were the; above, 
daughters of Deacon Edward and can anyone send me a list of the chil- 

^,) dren of each, etc? 

? 10. PUTNAM-CARR. Will some one furnish the REConD Vv'ith the 

\ •; dates of marriage, and families, of the daughters of Sergeant Thomas 

fi and Ann (Carr) Putnam? 

11. PUTNA^L Mr. Eben Putnam has prepared a genealogy of the 
Putnam family in England and America, which is soon to gc to press. 

All persons having records relating to this family arerespectfully in- 
vited to correspond with ]Mr. Putnam, and members of the family not 
already in' receipt of genealogical blanks of record, are requested to send 
for them. Liformation regarding any particular line will be cheerfully 
given. Address E. PuTX.v^r, Box 2713, Boston, :Mass. 

12. MOORS. A genealogy of this family is contemplated, especially 

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^- of the brandies settled in New Hampshire. xVuy information or ad- 

drt'sses should be sent to Mii. Euen Putx^ui, Box 2713, Boston, Mass. 

13. PUTNAM or POUTMAN of Albany. Descendants of Jan Pont- 
I rnau of Alljany, N. Y., 16G0, arc reque^tt•d to correspond Avith Mr. E. 
f- PrrNAM, Box 2713, Boston, Mass. 

14. TIMOTHY WATEPvHOUSE of Portsmouth, N. H. Whom did 

he nian'v? His fatlier, Timothy, married Moses. Who Avere her 

jiarents? His son T^as tlie famous Benjamin Waterhouse of Cambridge, 
Ma^s., Avho married Louisa Lee. 

l.>. ENOCH GUEENLEAF, of Boston, married Rebt'cca Russell. His 

parentaixe and ancestry are wanted. His dauiilitcr, Elizabeth, born in 

*. Boston, June 1, 1716, died Sept. 20, 1771 ; married Tliomas Gerry and 

^'- was motlier of Elbridge Gerry, a signer of tlic Leclaration of lndei)cn- 


IG. Dr. MICAJAH SAWYER of NcAvburyport, H. C, 17.'')6, born July 
15, 1737; died Se]>t 20, 1815; married Sybil Farnham. Her parentage 
^ ui MiccbLiy i-5 dL-.-jircd. 

17. SAMUEL HOWARD or HAYWAliD of Beverly, married INIary 
Hardy. AVas she the dan^fhtcr of Samuel Howard, of J>evrrly, who 
married Mary, daughter of tlic licv. Samuel Dudley"? Sauuiel Howard's 
anc'stry is wanted. His damrhlcr, Elizabeth, married Oct. 6, 172-4, Dea. 
Jt»hn Beckford. She "was born Oct. 1, 1702; died Oct. 22, 17G3. 

18. CAPTAIN ELIAS SMITH, of Beverly, died 1817, aged 73; com- 
manded the privateer Mohawk, in the Revolution : said to have been 
froni Manchester, Mass. He married, Feb. 2G, 17G5, Thankful Graves, 
widow, who died Oct. 6, 1825, aged eighty-six. Something of tlieir an- 
cestry is desired. 

19. ELIZABETH CHICK married Jan. 22, 1722, Noah Emery. Her 
fnther was Richard Chick. Whom did Ricliard Chick marry, and is 
anything known of his ancestry or that of his wife? 

J 20. DEACON AZARI AH BEA C I married Lydia Burt. Their daugh- 

l I'T. MindwcU, born Am:. 11, 1731 : died July 8, 17'.)'.'; married, Sept. 13, 

i^ 1753. Ezekiel Jones of Hebron, Conn. The ancestry of Dr. xVzariaii 

f and Lydia Burt is wanted, 

! 21. Whom did EBENEZER DIBBLE, of Windsor, Conn., marry? 

He was born Aug. 18, 1G71, son of Ebenezer and Mary (Waketield) 
Dihble of Windsor, Conn. 

22. CAPTAIN STEPHEN P>.\PxBER, born April 4, 1724, of Helnou, 
C'oini., man-ied .Jan. 12, 1748, Alice Cass, ])orn Dec. 5, 1730, of Hebron, 
Cunn. Their parentage or ancestry is asked for. 

23. JAMES KETTELL of Beverly and Charlcstown, potter, married 
Klizribeth Hay ward, born about 1GG5; died April IG, 1735; who were her- 
p.-irv-nts? Jonathan Kettcll, their son, married, second, Aug. 27, 1747, 
.Mary, widow of Israel, and daughter of Josiah Batclielder, who mar- 
ri'-d Mary Raymond. Who were the ancestors of Josiah Batehelder 
*i»l Mary Raymond? I i)resunu; they were of the lieveiiy family. 

24. JOSEPH DODGE, of Beverly, married Feb. 21, 1G72, Sarah 
>~tiuu, who died Dec. 12, 1714. Who were her parents? 

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25. JOHN FOSTER, son of John Foster, born Ang. 7, 1724: married 
Jan. 23, 1751, Mary Clioat. Something further about hit> ancestry is 

26. ELISIIA MACK, son of Elisha Mack of Hebron, Conn., married, 
in 1750, Mary Ellis of Plymouth, Mass. Her parentage is desired ; also 
the name of wife of Elisha jNIack of Hebron, Conn. 

27. JOHN TALCOTT, of Hebron, Conn., born 1731; died July 15, 
1760; married Abiah Phelps, Avho died June 23, 1804. Her father "vvas 
Ichabod Phelps. Whom did he marry, and "what "was his and his 
"Wife's ancestry? 

28. TBIOTHY OSGOOD of Andover, born Aug. 22, 1693; married, 
May 10, 1716, Mary Eussell. Who were her ancestors? Their son, 
Peter, married, Sept. 8, 1743, Sarah, daughter of Benjamin Johnson. 
Whom did Benjamin Johnson marry and who were their ancestors? 

29. BEXJAINIIN TUCKER of Roxbury married, sometime before 
1734, Mary Warren. Who were her parents? 

SO. LTEUT. GOV. WIT,LTA'\r PARTrJIDGE, of New Hampshire, 
was born about 1654. Who were his parents? 

mouth, N. IL, were married some time before 1769. Who were their 
parents or ancestors? 

32. DAVID DA:M0N of Reading, married, in 173], Annis or Esther 
Gowing. Which was it and who were her parents? Their son, Lieut. 
Ebenezer, born Feb. 24, 1736, married whom? 

33. NICHOLAS STREET married Jeru<;ha before 1716. They lived 
in Connecticut. Theirdaughter Mary married, 1737, Vine Starr. What 
was the maiden name of Nicholas Street's wife, and his and her par- 

34. DAVID SHAW of East Windsor, Conn., married MaryTorrey 
before 1783. Who were their parents? 

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The Bostonian Society hold their regular monthly meet- 
jn-j: at the Ohl State Honse May 14th, President Curtis 
Ciuihl .in the chair. The report of the committee on 
rooms showed several important donations, among which 
was the only perfect copy of the Arctic JMoon, with a pic- 
lure of Grinnell Land, by Mr. F. C. Brownell, of the 
Boston Herald. Tins is a hectograph newspaper, pub- 
li:^hcd by the intrepid ex])lorers while daily facing death 
at Fort Conger. Also, from Mr. li. S. Kendall, a rare 
lithograph, by Pendleton, of the Old State Honse and 
United States Bank. From John C. Flynn of the Pilots 
a lithograph of Cardinal Cheverus, the first Roman Catho- 
lic bishop in New England. From Edward Thompson, 
ail ancient handkerchief with the Declaration of Indepen- 
dence printed thereon. From Waldo Thompson, aphoto- 
p'aph of a painting, I'he Constitution in a Storm. From 
Uie Old South Church Society, by Mr. H. A. Hill, clerk, 
an original letter from Gawen Brown, maker of the Old 
South clock (1768), regarding the placing of the same, and 
^maintaining forever." By the clerk, a broadside concern- 
ing "the seven Spanish pirates," five of whom were exe- 
t'uk'd in 1835. From Mr. 11. P. Curtis, a view of the old 
Beacon Hill Reservoir. From Mr. li. B. Brigham, crock- 
*'ry relics of early days. 

A paper on "Damon and Pythias Among the Early 
•^'Mu iialists" was read by Mr. S. Arthur Bent. The speaker 
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in their eflbrts to establish an American Literature, of 
which they are now the forgotten pioneers. 

Mrs. Julia AVard Howe and Mr. W. H. Pulsifer of St. 
Louis were elected members of the Society. 


Monday, INIay 19, 1890. The annual meeting was held 
this evening at 7.30 o'clock. The president in the chair. 
Records of preceding annual meeting read and approved. 
Reports of the secretar}^ treasurer, librarian, auditor and 
of the curators and the various committees were read, ac- 
cepted and referred to the committee on publications. 

Oflicers elected for the ensuing year : President, Henry 
Wheatland ; Vice-Presidents, Abner C. Goodell, jr., Fred- 
erick W. Putnam, Daniel B. Hagar and Robert S. Ran- 

toul ; Secretary, Henry M. Brooks; Treasurer, ; 

Librarian, Charles S. Osgood ; Auditor, Richard C. Man- 
ning ; Council, AVilliam H. Gove, Thomas F. Hunt, David 
M. Little, William Mack, Edward S. Morse, S. Endicott 
Peabody, David Pinirree, Ednuind B. AVillson, George M. 
Whipple, Alden P. White. 


The Society held its regular monthly meeting Thursday, 
May 8, with the president. Rev. George E. Ellis, LL.D., 
in the chair. 

The president announced the following committee on 
the publication of the proceedings. Rev. Edward J. Young, 
Rev. Alexander Mclvenzie and Charles C. Smith, Esq. 

The president read a communication from a committee 
of the Conirreoational Club relative to the erection of a 
memorial to the pilgrims at Delttshaven. On motion of 
Justin Winsor, the communication was referred to a com- 
mittee consisting of Rev. Dr. H. M. Dexter, Rev. Edward 
G. Porter and Edward J. Lowell. 

Roberto. AVinthrop, jr., comnumicated several letters 
of Thomas Lyon, an early settler of Connecticut, about 
whom little has been hitherto ascertained, together with 



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letters of his two wives and of other persons nearly con- 
nected with him, and some notes on the subject. 

Hon. Leverett Saltonstall read a copy of a letter (which 
be had received from England) written in February, 1631 
-— li)32, by the younger Eichard Saltonstall to Emanuel 
Downing. The letter led to conversational remarks by 
llio president, Eol)ert C. Winthrop, jr. , Hon. E. 11. Hoai-, 
CharJes C. Smith, Justin AVinsor, Eev. E. F. Slafter, 
I bin. Mellen Chamberlain, Edward Bangs, Henry W. 
Haynes, and A. C. Goodell, jr. 

Dr. Samuel A. Green presented some old manuscripts 
relating to the French and Indian War and covering the 
period between 1755 and 1758, which will be printed in 
ll.e proceedings^. 

William S. Appleton spoke of a memorial tablet to Co- 
Ininbus in the University ot Pavia, which he thought is 
l)Ut little known in this country ; and he also mentioned 
a portrait of Washington, apparently by Charles AYilson 
iV'ale, which he saw in the historic chateau of Blois, but 
<>!' which he had not been able to find any mention. 

Henry W. Haynes spoke of the diflerent detlnitions of 
the word "tomahawk," and pointed out that some of the 
early writers spoke of it as a weapon of defence, a shield, 
and others described it a^^ an offensive Aveapon. He had 
consulted a great many authorities, but had not completed 
liis invebtiirations. 





The second meeting of tlie Xational Society of the Sons 
of the American Eevolution was held in Louisville, Ky., 
April 30. 

Judge Lucius P. Deming of New Haven, Conn., deliv^- 
^Ted an address, giving the history of the society from its 
<Jiganization at Fraunce's Tavern in Xew York, to the pre- 
•"'■nt time. Then ten states' societies were represented ; 
Ihrrc wore thirty societies represented at Louisville. 

A constitution for the National society was adopted and 
Jhe Ibllowing (,f]l(^ers elected: President-genei'al, Dr. AVil- 
»'«»ii Seward M'ebb of New York; first Vice-President, 
''••neral Lucius P. Dcminir of Connecticut; Secretary- 

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general, Lieutenant J. C. Creasap, U. S. N. of Maryland ; 
Treasurer- frcneral, James Otis ot" New York ; Re^iistrar- 
general, L. I. Tarbell of Massachusetts ; Historian-gen- 
eral, William F. Ciegier of Maryland; Sui'geon-general, 
General William T. Parker of Rhode Island ; Chaplain- 
general, Bishop Charles Cheney of Illinois. 

The Connecticut Society^ Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion, held its amnial meeting May 10, at Hartford. The 
following^ ofiicers were elected : President, Jonathan Trum- 
bull of Norwich ; Vice-President, ex-Gov. H. B. Bi^elow 
of A^ew Haven ; Secretar}', Lucius F. Robinson of Hartford ; 
Registrar, J. G. Woodward of Hartford ; Treasurer, Row- 
land B. Lacey of Bridgeport ; Cha[)lain, Rev. W. D. Love 
of Hartford ; Historian, F. F. Starr of Middletown ; dele- 
gates to National Congress ; Hon. H. C. Robinson, Hart- 
ford ; Lieut. -Gov. S. F. Mersvm, New Haven ; John G. 
Crump, New London ; F. F. Starr, Middletown ; F. H. 
Hart and Col. L. L. MorgnU; New Haven ; F. J. Hill, 
Norwalk ; AV. W. Lee, Meriden. 

!' The New Hampshire Sons of the Revolution held its 

annual mectiniz; at Concord, June IG. The followini]: otli-- 
Ti cers were elected for the ensuinir ycai* : President, Hon. 

- I • Charles R. ^lorrison of Concord : Vice-Presidents, George 

i i C. Gilmore of Manchester, Mrs. Adelaide Cilley Waklron 

, i I of Farmin<j:ton, Judi'e Daniel Clark of INIanchester, ^Irs. 

* I * Lydia Morrison Bennett of Alton, Henry II. Buzzell of 

f I Gilford, Fdward F. Smythe of Tilton, Thomas Jetlers(;n 

j, Weeks of Ilopkinton, Closes French of Manchester, Hon. 

S^dvcster Dana of Concord ; Secretary and Treasurer, 
Rev. C. L. Tappan of Concord. 

Board of Managers, the President and Secretary, ex 
officio^ Hon. Hiram T. Slay ton, Hon. John M. Hill, 
Charles E. Staniels, Hon. William W. Bailey, Hon. James 
W. Patterson. 

ji The Vermont Society/, Sons of the American Revolu- 

tion, hold its annual meeting in Bennington, August IG, 

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the (late of the one hundred and thirteenth anniversary 
of tlie battle of Bennington. 


A reunion of the descendants of the Rev. Thomas Hook- 
er, the founder of the Connecticut colony, was held at Hart- 
ford, May 16, under the auspices of the association. The 
])arlors of the Center Congregational Church were well 
tilled when the meeting wjis called to order by Mr. John 
Hooker of Hartford. The following officers were elected ; 
President, John Hooker of Hartford ; Vice-Presidents, 
Sctli Talcott of Hartford, Mrs. Martha ^V. Hooker ot Hart- 
ford, General Alfred H. Terry of A'ew Haven, Henry G. 
Neulon of iNew Haven, the Hon. Charles E. Mitchell of 
New Britain ; Secretary, Mrs. Emily C. Curtis of Hartfoixl ; 
Assistant Secretary, Mrs. Coi-nelius Chapin of Plartford ; 
Treasurer, Thomas Williams Hooker of Hartford. 

After the routine business of the day was disposed of, the 
companv adjourned to the dinini:: hall where a number of 
addresses were delivered ; taniong the speakers was Dr. 
George L. Walker, who spoke upon the life and character 
of their common ancestor, comparing him with Cotton Ma- 
llier and other worthies, and in which comparison the Rev. 
Thomas Hooker was most favorably placed. Dr. AValker 
also mentioned his visit to Mar held, Emx., the old home 
of the Hookei's, and the interesting results of his re- 
bca relies. 

Mr. Henry Hooker of Westfield, Mass., urged the asso- 
ciation to erect a monument to Mrs. Mary A. Hooker and 
liiniself opened the subscription list, many of those present 
ufterwaid adding their names. 

Mr. Edward Miner Gallaudet, of Washington, spoke of 
the sti-ong resemblance existin<x amonof various branches of 
le lamily. 

I ^Ir. John Hooker read an account of those members of 

t the lamily who had distinguished themselves in history. 

A vote of thanks was passed to the resident members of 
t'»t* lamily and then the meetinir adjourned. 

inc two hundred i)resent, before departing, visited the 
'^'tc of the house once inhabited by Thomas Hooker, and 






other interesting:^ spots. At the meeting were exhibited 
relics of the earlier li^enerations. 

A pamphlet giving a full report of the meeting is to be 
published by the Salem Press Publishing and Printing 


The annual meeting was held Wednesday, ^lay 21, and 
the followini:: oliicers elected for the ensuinuf year: Presi- 
dent, Alfred H. Ilosmer, M.D. ; Vice-President, llev. E. 
A. Rand; Secretary, Solon F. Whitney; Standing Com- 
mittee, Dr. Julian A. ^Nlead, Dr. B. W. Davenport. Tiie 
secretary performs the duties of treasurer and custodian. 

A counnitlee w as appointed lu see about })rocuring a suit- 
able hall for the meetings of the society, and a field meeting 
at Weston, June 17, was arranged for. 

The society has now a meml)ership of fifty-one, and has 
been offered a desiral)le lot of land it the society will erect 
a buildinix suitai)le for its meetinijfs, and to contain an his- 
torical mubcum and library. 


In response to an invitation fi-om the RcA^erend Alfred 
P. Putnam, D.D., of Concord, Mass., thirty people — na- 
tives of the town or residents for many3'ears — met on the 
evening of July 29, 1869, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
John K. Langley. 

Dr. Putnam was chosen Chairman and Ezra D. Hines, 
Esq., Secretary (jf the meeting. 

An address was made by Dr. Putnam, urging the im- 
portance of the formation of an Historical Society. Brief 
addresses in a similar vein were made by other speakers, 
and the meeting proceeded to organize as a society under 
the name of "The Danvers Historical Society." 

A committee was chosen to prepare a Constitution which 
was ado[)ted Sept. 9, 1889. 

At [)resent, June 1, 1890, the Society numbers eighty- 
nine mendjcrs. 

The oliicers are as follows : viz. : — 



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Alfred P. Putnam, . . . President. f 

Alden P. White, , . Vice President, | 

Sarah E. Hunt, . . . Secretary. | 

Dudley A. Massey, . . Treasurer. I 

George Tafley, . . . Librarian. | 

Be:<sie Putnam, . . . Curator. | 

Ezra D. Hines, . . . . Flistoriograplier. I 


1'he Society hus a room in the First Xiitional Bank 
biiildiiifr, Avliere its library and museum are kept and 
whole its meetings are held. 

TliC reaular meetings of the Society are hekl quarterly, 
nn the third xMonday of Sept., Dec., March and June, 

Since February, 1890, "Infoimal Meetings" have been 
ii<'Kl on the tirst ]\Ionda\ of each month ibr the reading: and 
(iix'ussion of subjects of k)cal historical interest. The sub- 
jcit of the Febiiiary informal meeting was "Old Houses ;" 
tli:it of i\Iarch, ''Old Houses;" that of April, "Fire Engine 
(■« ni])anies and Fire Clubs of years ngo ;"that of May, "Old 
Sciiools and School Houses." A special meeting was held 
Moiidiiy, May 19th, that l)eino: the one hundi'edthanniver- 
"ary (tf the death of Major Gen. Israel Putnam at which 
Kcv. A. P. Putnam, D.I)., of Concord, the President of 
tli(^ Society, presided. Dr. Putnam in his opening ad- j 

'h(*>s ;d hided to the many Danvors men who had been dis- I 

tiiiLMiished as farmers, lawyers, physicians, theologians, and I 

iiulced in all the walks of life and said, "To-night we are j 

"^''cmbled to do honor to the memory of an eminent son of 
l);tnvers whose bravery and militaiy skill have made him 
<'ae of the Ibremost soldiers of American history." i 

Miss S. E. Hunt, the Secretary, read a letter fiom V\ 

•'ohn ^Vard Dean, of the Prince Society, Ijoston, in which | 

'»•• referred to Gen. Putnam "who rendered impcu'tant ser- | 

^X'es to the colonies in the French and Indian war, avIio | 

*'>iiunanded at- Bunker Hill, who enioycd the friendship 1 

''« tien. ^^'ashin<:ton and who was entrusted by hiu) with J 

'•"portant conunands in the Revolutionary war." Letters f 

^^^•re also read from President Henry Wheatland of the | 

*-'»5ex Institute and Judire Arthur A. Putnam of Uxbridf^e. 





Samuel M. Drake of Kennebiink said that he was glad 
to join in the tribute of respect to Gen. Putnam, the brave, 
noble, unselfish soldier. As a school boy, years ago, he 
was tauo'ht to revere two heroes, Geora^e Washiiiofton and 
Israel Putnam. Putnam was a man of the people, self- 
made, of the common people who made the nation ; he 
was not educated ; few in that day were educated, except- 
ing the clergy ; the time for general culture had not ar- 
rived ; it has come now. Gen. Putnam had served in re- 
mote places prior to the Revolution, and at the beginning 
of that war he was ready to leave his pk)Ugh in the furrow 
and ride to the scene of conflict, in the same spirit as Re- 
vere, Hancock and Sheridan rode. He felt that he was 
needed, and promptly went forth. There was no man 
better qualilied than he, none more known and respected ; 
his patriotic example was an inspiration to the troops. 
Gen. Putnam was at Buidvcr Hill as the directins: head, 
recognized by Washington in council and in battle. Some 
errors have crept into history, but we want only the facts 
to place the credit where it belongs. Some of the family 
liave since distinguished themselves in military bravery and 
prowess; indeed, there were no cowards in the Putnam 

\ race. 

Kev. Henry A. Hazen of Auburndale said : "I have in my 
house the portraits of Israel Putnam Dana, my own grand- 
father, and above it that of his grandfather. Gen. Israel 
Putnam. In coming to the old homestead to-day I am 
j t j liiippy ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^'* lively historical society, and that it is 

] jj collecting facts and material which will be ofA'alue to your 

I i;j children and children's children. The man not interested 

; :1 in the history of his own town, cannot amount to much. 

! Gen. Putnam had been prepared by his previous military 

^ I . service, for the active part he took in the Revolution. He 

was singularly free from jealousy and personal ambition, 
and in this regard he was dilferent from some oflJcers men- 
tioned in history." 

Rev. Mr. Gleason of Xeedham, a lineal descendant from 

Gen Putnam, said he had something of the Chinese love of 

1| ancestry. We should preserve Avhatever is of value in 

history for the l)euetitof posterity. The original Hag car- 

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r,o(\ in the Concord figlit has been found, and other reh'cs 
of the RcYolulionaiy War should be collected and care- 
i'ully preserved. This is the one hundredth anniversary 
i>rCren. Putnam's death, and it is also the one hundred 
and t^vent^'-fifLh anniversary of his uniting with the Chris- 
tian Church. He was a Christian, and as a Christian he 
fijught the battles of his country. It was for love of coun- 
try, not for the love of self, that he was a soldier. A 
Iricnd interested in history had said to him, "As I study 
Ijistory Gen. Putnam grows ; his career was all important 
for his countr3\" Foster and cherish the historical society, 
lis value will grow as the years go by. 

Letters were read from Douglas Putnam of Marietta, 
( )iii(), who is eiehtv-five vears old and aerrandson of Gen. Put- 
nam ; Wm. W.. \V heildon, of Concord ; Abner C. Goodell, 
President of the New EnHand Historic Genealoijical So- 
civ'tv, and from Georii^e Washinc^ton Porter, President of 
the Lexington Historical Society, who concluded as fol- 
lows : 'To the memory of Major General Israel Putnam, an 
ofiicer of the American Revolution, preeminently the Cin- 
rinnatus of modern times, distin(]:uished for bravery in the 
liold and for wisdom in council, possessing a mind fertile in 
L resources and prompt in action : may his historic life and 

^ character never cease to inspire the hearts of coming gen- 

^ cratiuns, and his ardent, intelligent and unfaltering patri- 

(>\U\n be the model of our devotion to the republic which 
J. his military exertions largely helped to originate and his 

I civic virtues to illustrate." 

f Granville B. Putnam, Principal of the Franklin School, 

1 Boston, said that although he left Danvers thirty-three 
Nt-ru's ago he was interested in whatever is going on in his 
»i:itive town. He was born in the same house that Gen. 
I'^rael Putnam was, and the old homestead has been in 
the same family for seven generations. Gladly would he 
present to the Society the sword of the General, but that 
h«' could not do ; he could however present the sword of 
''it-iit. David Putnam 0^-- elder brother of the General, 
^ho died in 1709 — too arly for the Revolution, but it saw 
^*-'i-vice in Rhode Island. The sword has never before left 
^he homestead during the century. Gen. Putnam's spirit 


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was manifested in the late war. The speaker's own 
brother, AVallace A. Putnam, whose name stands at the 
head of the list inscribed on yon Soldier's Monument, and 
who within two days of the attack on the Massachusetts 
Sixth at Baltimore felt it his duty as a Christian to enlist 

mI as a private in Co. E, 10th Regiment, leaving the com- 

mand as a second lieutenant; and as a captain, he left the 
state with the 56th regiment. As major he had com- 
mand of the Eecriment in the Battles of the Wilderness, 
May 12 and 18, 1864; was mortally wounded May 24, 
and died June 20, 1864. This sword he wielded in those 
bloody engagements, and now it is presented to the Dan- 

'\ vers Historical Society, and with the sword, the hat, coat 

and sash of jNIaj. Wallace A. Putnam, and also his five 

<!. conmiissions si^rned by Governor Andrew. 

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President Putnam accepted the gifts in very eloquent 
language, and then reported a gift of $500 from Hon. A. 
A. Low of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Rev. A. H. Quint, D.D., of Newton, followed with in- 
teresting and witty remarks, expressing his profound 
gratitude that his wife was a Putnam. 

Hon. Mellen Chamberlain of Boston spoke of an auto- 
graph letter in his possession which proved the valueless J 
character of the alleged evidence produced against Gen. 
Putnam, and of others which proved he Avas the real hero \ 
of Bunker Hill. He spoke of genuine courage as illus- j 
tratcd by ''Old Put" and by Maj. Wallace A. Putnam, the , 
latter having been a pupil of his and one of the bravest j 

II boys he had ever seen. | 

i! Several other gentlemen would have had a word to say, 

but declined on account of the lateness of the hour. 

Votes of thanks were passed to G. B. Putnam and Mr. 
Low. li'i 

The hall was filled with an interesting audience, quite a % 
number coming: from abroad, connected in a 2:reater or 
less de^T^ree with the family of the irrand old hero. i 

The regular quarterly meeting of the Society was held | 
at the Society's room, Monday, June 16th, at which va- ij 

rious amendments to the Constitution were voted upon. % 


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At the Inst meeting of the Connecticut Historical So- 
rii't V at Hartford, Joiin W. Stedman was elected President, 
}Iftti. Robbins Battell of Norfolk, declining a reelection. 
The following-named Vice Presidents were elected : Hart- 
ford County, C. J. Hoadley ; New Haven County, F. B. 
Dexter ; New London County, J. P. C. Mather ; Fair- 
Jii'ld County, L. N. Middlebrook ; Litchfield County, Kob- 
bins Battell ; Middlesex County, Frank Farnswortb Starr ; 
Tolland County, DwightLoomis ; Windham County, E. B. 
Lurned. The Society is in a prosperous condition, hav- 
ing added sixty-seven to its membership during the past 


f The aimual meeting of the New Hampshire Historical 

t Society was held at Concord, AVednesday, June 11, Presi- 
dent Hon. S. C. Eastman presiding. Officers were elected 

^ as follows: President, Hon. S. C. Eastman, Concord; 

f lirst Vice-President, Hon. John J. Bell, Exeter; second 

i Vice-President, Amos Hadley , Concord ; Recording Secre- 

j t.'u-y, Hon. C. R. Corning, Concord ; Corresponding Sec- 

< rotary, Hon. Sylvester Dana, Concord ; Treasurer, \V. P. 

^- Fiskc, Concord. 


Descendants of Henry Burt will hold a reunion in 
Springfield on October 3, which will be attended l)y the 
Various members of the family residiuir in New Enirland 
and ni the west and south. Those desiring to attend should 
connnuuicate with Henry Burt of Springfield, who is mak- 
ing the arrangements for the meeting. Henry Burt, the 
connnon ancestor, came from England to Roxbury and at 
« l:iler date, some time in 1G40, settled in Spriufjfield. 
^'us gathering is to commemorate the 250th anniversary 
t'f his settling in the Connecticut Valle3\ 


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It is said that the old Van Eensselaer mansion at Greenbnsh, erected 
in 1642, -svill be bouirht b}- a local historical society, and that the build- 
ing will be restored to its ori.i2:inal condition and used as a depository 
of ancient Dutch records and relics. 

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Two old gravestones have been recently brought to light, one at 
King's Chapel burying ground, the other at Copp's Hill. The first is 
that of Joanna, wife of Cai)tahi I^oger Clapp, whose death is stated on 
the stone a-s having occurred 2yth June, 1G95. This stone was four 
feet below the surface and under a tree whose age was fully half a 
century. The second is that of Obadiah Keade and bears the following 
inscription : 


Son to Obadiah 

& An AH Keade 

Aged 1 year 

& 8 monthes 

Deceased Aug 

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Ma sSAcnu SETTS Yacht Ci.t'b. — This club was organized as tlie Dor- 
chester Yacht Club, but this year, having outgrown its local name, it 
has adopted the more general and dignified name of the Massachusetts 
Yacht Ckib. 

The history of the club is being written by one of its oldest mem- 
bers, and will be a valuable contribution to the history of our yacht 


The 190th anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Framing- 
ham occurs on August 5th, and a committee has been appointed by tlie 
Framingham Historical and Natural History Society, looking toward 
its proper celebration. The sanu; connnittee has in charge the move- 
ment to erect a monument to the memory of the family of Thomas 
Fames, who were massacred by the Indians on the tirst of February, 

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Tho followin.:; inscription is to be placed on a block of blue stone to 
b^ erected on the site of the old court house and county jail in Great 
r,arrinLrton : "Near this spot stood the first court house of Berkshire 
County, erected in 1764, where August 16, 1774, occurred the first open 
rt-<istauce to British rule in this country." 

Amkrica-Fr vxcr. — The Detroit Jotirnal is endeavoring? to raise a 
fnml, through the aid of descendants of Revolutionary soldiers, hi or- 
der to present to France a testimonial, to comnieniorate tlie alliance 
of America and France v\'hich resulted in our independence of Great 

Ail persons interested in the good work are advised to forward their 
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Subscription blanks may be had upon application at our ofiice. 

HiioDE Island. — The legislature has appropriated $10,000 toward 
ctkUraLiiig the centennial anniversary of the lirsL cotton mill in Amer- 
ica, erected at Pa^vtucket. 

Town Records. — This office will receive and preserve, in fireproof 
T.-iiilts, any copies of town or parish records. From time to time any 
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Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of N. E. — A fine set of this 
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I'ossession are requested to send a description of the same to the Rec- 







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Persons of the several names given below, are advised 
to send such records as they may have to the compilers of 
ill these f^enealoo'les. 

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We suggest that all facts illustrative of family history 
and character or hereditary characteristics, physical or 

i i otherwise, be communicated. 

it In makin<r communications, full names and dates, and 

records of service under government, etc., etc., add much 
to the value of the record. 

Allen, by O. P. Allen of Palmer, Mass. Descendants 
of Joseph Allen of Newport, born 1727-8. 

Bartlett. — Descendants of Robert Bartlett of Ply- 
mouth, 1623., by Hiram Bartlett Lawrence, 185 Pine St., 
Ilolyoke, I\Iass. 

CHAiNinoN Family, by Francis B. Trowbridge, P. O. 
. Box 160.5, New Haven, Conn. 

Ckowninsiiield Family, by Benj.W. Crowninshield, 
Esq., Boston, Mass. 

Drake. — The descendants of Thomas Drake of Wey- 
mouth, jMass., who died in 1692, by Rev. W. L. Chaffin 
of North Easton, iNIass. 

Emery Family. — The descendants of John Emery, 
sen., born 1598. Compiled by Kev. Rufus Emery, Port- 
land, Conn. lu press, Salem Press Publishing and Print- 

ing Co. 







Forbes. — Forbush Family, by Col. Fred. C. Pierce, 
Koc-kford, 111. 

FuKNcn. — The descendants of William French, an early 
Fcttler in Cambridge and Billerica, by John Marshall 
French, Esq., P. O. Box 28, Miltbrd, Mass. 

French, by Prof. Dwinel French Thompson of Lansing- 
burg, N. Y. 

Hatch Family, by the late Edwin T. Hatch, 1512 
C^)urt Place, Denver, Col. (also, Grow, Nye, GifFord fam- 
jk ilios). Hatch Family, Maine and Massachusetts branches, 

h bv Eben Pntnain, Box 2713, Boston. 

i HiLDRETH Family, by Henry O. Ilildreth, 10 Peming- 

lon Street, Cambridge, Mass. 

Lane. — Records of the Lane Family, by Rev. Jacob 
Chapman of Exeter, N. H., and Rev. James H. Fitts of 
South Newmarket, N. II. 

Parker. — Descendants of Abraham Parker of Wobnrn 
nud Chelmsford, 1G40-1689, by JohnL. Parker, Box 114, 
i ~ Lynn, Mass. 

Pearson ."^amily, b\^ John jNI. Pearson of Hudson, 
I N-. Y. 

PiLLSBURY. — Descendants of William Pillsbnry of Dor- 
rheslor and Newl)ury, 1651, by Emily A. Getchell, 15 
UOodhuid St., Newbury port, Mass. 

Putnam. — Descendants of John Putnam of Danvers, 
i I'ISl; Jan Poutman of All^any, lo61 ; Thomas Putnam of 

H:irtf(n-d, 1740, and others of the name, by Eben Putnam, 
1^'X 2713, Boston, Mass. 

HoBiNSON Family, by Chas. E. Robinson, Box 1001, 
New York. 

IvUST Family Descendants of Henry Rust. Compiled 
*'V Albert C. Itust, W.ico, Texas. In press, Salem Press 
^'"hlishiugand Printiiio^Co. 

ScoTT. — Descendants oi AVilliam Scott of Hatfield, by 
^•^« P. Allen, Palmer, ]Mass. 

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Street. — Descendants of Rev. Nicholas Street of New 
Haven, Conn., by Henry A. Street, New Haven, Conn. 

TiLLiNGHAST Family, by Jaincs Tillingbast, Esq., of 
Biifflilo, N. Y. 

Whitcomb Family, by F. W. Shepardson of Granville, 

Wyman Family, by Joseph G. Wynuin of Skowhegaii, 

YouxG Family, by Dr. Aaron Young of 295 Colum- 
bus Ave., Boston. 

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PiiACTiCAL Heraldry. Bj^ Charles Worthy. Illustra- 
Iratt'd. New York : Scribiier and Weltord. 

Mr. AVorthy has produced a very Iiandy book to Amer- 
icans interested in IJeraklry, althongh the Held is already 
\\\'\\ taken up by various writers, both ancient and niod- 
rni, in this science. The various terms and charges are 
well described and arranoed. 

Mr. Worthy has given a history of the use of the science 
»»f Heraldry, and while we are somewhat disappointed 
v»ilh the ♦ami liar ([notations from other autliors, still there 
i> much tnat is phiced in new and attractive dress. The 
cliajiters on Royal and Court Orders and Precedence will 
not be apt to interest Americans so much as his advice in 
r\"g:ird to pedigree hunters. 

Thk Nkw England Notes and Queries. Newport. 
April. Vol. i; No. 2. 

Mr. Tilley has gotten out his useful little quarterly in 
tnuch Ijetter t3^pographical form, and the quality of the 
luilerial presented to his readers more than atones for the 
lite appearance of this number. 

There are two features in the Notes and Queries espec- 
^J»liy deserving of praise, viz., the queries concerning gen- 
c-itloi^ieal matters, and the notes on genealogical and histor- 
♦•^l arti(;les appearing in newspapers and other periodicals, 
I'Ol devoted to such subjects, and which might otherwise 
'•0 ovi'rJooK'ed by the <i:enealoirical student. 

*'io subscription price of the Notes and Queries is but 
* dtijlar. Each number consists of about thirty pages. 


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Essex Institute Historical Collections. Oct. , Nov. 
and Dec, 1888. Vol. xxv. Salem Press Publishinof and 
Printing Company, April, 1890. Printed for the Essex 

The Essex Institute completes with this number another 
volume of its invaluable collections. There is probably 
no historical magazine so well known in America, with 
the exception of the New^ England Historical Gen. Regis- 
ter, as this publication of the Essex Institute, and none 
more interesting and valuable to students of early New 
England history. 

This number contains an admirable account by Nathan 
M. Hawkes, of the earlier houses and people of Saugus ; 
a copy of the inscriptions from the old burying ground at 
Saugus Centre, by John T. Moulton ; a continuation of 
Materials for a Genealogy of the Sparhawk Family in New 
England (inducting the Frost, Dana, Wigglesworth, Rus- 
sell, Cnry and Gardner families) ; notes b}^ Sidne}^ Perley 
on the early iron works of Rowley Village (Boxford), 
with notices of the Ijoxford quai'ries ; and an interesting 
lettei of 1789 from AVilliam Fairfield to his mother, Mrs. 
Rebecca Fairtield at Salem. 

An index, title page and contents to Vol. xxv, accom- 
pany this number. 

Part 1 of Vol. XXVI is noAV out. It contains an ad- 
dress deliveied bel'ore the Essex Bar, by Eben F. Stone, 
-with portraits of Messrs. Cushing, Choate and Rantoul ; 
Spaihawk Family, continued; Genealogical Materials for 
Clark families ; Records of Interments in the old or West- 
ern burying ground, Lynn, Mass. 

New England Historical Genealogical Register, 
July, 1890. 

In this number Mr. AVaters continues his English Glean- 
ings, most of his notes this time relating to the Brett 
family. Among other names, however, occur those of 
Dodge of Beverly, and Glover. There are more Wash- 
infrton additions includinor jm illustration of the old church 
at Garsdon and the AVashi nekton Tablet. 

I'he articles, on the soldiers in King Philip's War is 




hroufrlit to a close by an account of the Christian or Friend- 
ly hi'lians. Mr. Bodge deserves the gratitude of every 
f^encaloiifist in New England, as his lists have solved many 
ft disputed point, at least for the writer of this. 

Tiicrc is an exceedinirlv interesting^ memoir of the later 
Henry B. Dawson, accompanied by a line portrait. Essex 
County is represented by a short genealogy of the descen- 
(itints of Nicholas Browne of Lynn, and an article by Mr. 
Todd, entitled "Knapp's Life of Timothy Dexter." The 
present instalment of letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook 
and others, adds to our knowledge of Lieut. Gov. Dum- 
mcr, ofthe Newbur}' family. 

There are interesting and valuable contributions to the 
"cucmIoi^^V of the Banks f imily of Maine, and the Alter- 
tons of New England and Virginia. — - . 

The Dediiam Historical Register, July, 1890. Vol. 
1, No. 3. 

'J'his number presents some unusually interesting arti- 
cles especially those on the ''Okl Townsend House" in Need- 
liani, Northerly Part of Ancient Line between Dedham 
and Dorchester, with a map of that section. 

The town of Franklin has the good fortune to have part 
of its records printed, and we believe the intention is to 
print all the births, marriages and deaths of that town. 

Extracts from the xVines Diary are contiiuied and many 
other interesting but local articles complete the number. 

History of the Girtys, by Consul AVillshire Butter- 
licld. Robert Chirke & Co., Cincinnati, 1890. 8vo, 
pp. 425. 

This work will be welcomed by historical students as 
n Valuable contrii)ution to the history ofthe Ohio Valley, 
during the period from the French and Indian War to 
llie of the Revolution and the final settlement of 
Ohio. Mr. Butterfield has consulted the Haldimaud pa- 
|»<'r!j, the various colonial archives, and other sources of 
bifonnution both public and private, and presents the his- 
^•-'0' <d* this well-known family in a new light. 

iSltnon Girty, Sr., was an Irishman, who settled in the 




Susquehtinna country, previous to 1737, when he mar- I 
rled Mtiry ^lenton, who iifterwards married his friend, 
John Turner. 

Mary Menton thus hccame the mother of Thomas, 
Simon, jr., James and George; and by her second mar- 
riage, of John Turner. All of her sons figure in the his- f 
tory ; but Simon and James, with their brother George, 
were the ones who made the name so notorious. Thomas 
Girty and John Turner led respectable lives. 

Simon Girty died in Canada on the 18th of Fel)., 1818. 
He and his brother James w^ere undoubtedly two of the 
most ferocious men of their time. It is, however, but just 
to state that Simon's children led worthy lives. The well- 
known accounts of the brothers are most succesfully treated, 
much being proved untrustworthy or false. The author 
does not attempt to shield their crimes, and throws light, 
impartially, on this terrible part of our eai'ly history. 

One feature of the work is the introduction of notes at 
the end of each chapter, enlarging on various disputed 
points, authorities being always given in full. 

The book itself is well made, as are all the publications 
of this well-known Urm, and has a good index. 


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Swift wrote in a clear and interesting manner, and as no |'i 

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United States Military Academv at West Point, and at i 

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Vol. I. October, 1890. No. 2. 


BY G. It. C. 

I Kings were given at funerals in New England for at least 

one huiulred and fifty years after the settlement of this part 

^: cif the country and was a custom brought from England as 

i; wills on record there make frequent mention of the cus- 
/ torn. 

I Gloves were given at most funerals and scarfs at many, 

i ''Ut rings were confined almost exclusively to the wealthy ; 

Ujcy were handsome, were of gold and most of them were 
•■'lanielled (some black enamel), some white and some both 
^'J'»ck and white. The gloves w^ere of kid, had stiff tops 
*"ich covered the lower part of the coat sleeve ; some were 
*"ite, others black. The scarfs were white linen or some 
^'^H'k stuff frequently of silk, and were about three yards 
long worn over the shoulder and tied at the side near the 
*aiiit ; where the wealth would admit of it all three were 


goeii to the minister, pall bearers and near relatives. 

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Doctor Thomas Barton of Salem, Mass., who died in 1758, 
aged 81 years, was said to have left when he died a quart 
muo" tull which he had received at funerals. 

The following is a note from Chambers' "Book of Days," i 
Vol. I, page 72. "Rings bearing a death's head w^ere in 
jrreat favor in the aTim religious times. In a will dated 
1648, occurs this clause," "also I do will and appoint ten 
rings of gold to be made of the value of twenty shillings 
apiece sterling, with a death's head upon some of them." 

Many of the funeral rings in this country were orna- 
mented by a death's head, some with a coffin and a full 
lenirth skeleton Ivinir in it, '^onie with a death's head and 
winofs. These rinses had the name, as^e and date of death 
upon them, and are valual)le in preserving dates. AYhen a 
funend occurred in a family rings which they had received 
at funerals were often collected and sent to the goldsmith's 
to be melted in exchange for new rings to be used at thut | 

funeral. Goldsmiths kept new rings on hand which only I 
Deeded the name, age and date to be engraved upon them ^ 

ancf then filled with enamel. The engraving was called | 

fashioning. | 

The following bill shows that old gold (probably rings) 1 

was^givcn in exchange for new rings. | 

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X'he Iloiible. i3enj : Lynde Esqr. Samii Curwin Esqr. and Mr, Heniy I 

GVbbs Executors to the last Will & Testament of Mr. W" Lyiide dcc^ * 

to James Turner. % 

£11 = 1G = 

1752. .... Dr. 

May 14. To 8 Escutcheons for ye Funeral of f<! dcc^^ \ 3 

at 8/ ai)3. * / £c [torn] 1 

To an Inscription on yc Breastplate of the ^ 

Coflin 8-0 || 

June C»i To 9 Knaineird liin^s for D^. av* IS^^t 23gr ^ 

To fashoiiin^' D<| ait 9/-t aps. '.*.'. 4-4-0 v< 

d^^ To addin<^a Crefcent for Ditlerence to each! | 

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Mny llt^ By GoldReceiv-dof the \.^.^, o™ 
honbie B. Lyiide Esqr 1 1 ' 'i^t = 8gr . 

Weight of ye Kings Deducted 13 23 

Overphis Gold . . 3 = 9 at 10 j pr oz. £0=17=11 

By 3^ v'^.^- black a'la mode takeu up by ) n - 1 1 c 

S. Cnrwin, Ksqr at Mr Joliu Nutting's / * u -- ii » 

By 3 Books of Leaf Gold Ilcc'd of ye HonWe B. Lynde 

Esqr a 3/4 10 

By 2 Ditto rec'd of Do 6 8 

Ballance due to James Turner . . 9 = 10=6^ 

£2= 5=5] 
9 = 10 
Marblehead Septr 2^ 1752 Errors Excepted &c 

James Turner. 

The followiii^^ from Jiiclsfe Sani'l Sewall's Diary, Vol. ii, 
\K\'^e 377, shows Ihat Scarf's were worn after the funeral, 
prohabl}^ the Sunday after. 

"April 22, 1713. Madam Stoddard buried. Bearers, 
Gov'" Dudley, Lt. Gov'"Tailer, Lt. Gov'* Usher, Sani^ Sew- 
all, Peter Sargeant Esq'". All the ministers had scarves 
and Joseph had one. It seemed inconvenient presently to 
tJiroio off Mr. Stoddard's sea if and not wear it once as was 
like to he, if had gone to jSalem.^' 

Provincial Laws directed against "the extraordinary ex- 
pence at funerals" were repeatedly passed. An act of 
1721, which was more than once renewed, prohibited oidy. 
llie giving of scarfs ; that of 1742, declared that "no scarves 
gloves, wine, rum, or rings shall be allowed and given at 
funerals, except six pairs of gloves to the bearers and one 
pair to each minister of the church or con^ref^^ation where 
Hny deceased person belongs at any funeral." 

The followino^ funeral rin2:s are known to have been or 
aie still in existence. 

The following list of rings is copied from a record made 
^'.V Mr. Geo. Curwen of Salem, Mass., son of Rev. Geo. 
Curwen. lie graduated from Harvard Colleoe in 1735. 


Wra Hirst Obiit, Novr Ix 1717. 

H. S. Obiit, Octor 19th 1717. ae. c years. 

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M. T. Obiit, Feb. 23<i 1G93. ge. 68. 

G. CurM'en Olnit, Jauy 3^ 1684. se. 74. 

G. Cur"\veii, Eadem. 

E. Sear^ent, Obiit, Novr 10^^ 1700. 

E. Woolcott Obiit Jnlv 12tii 1709. ata U. 

P. Woolcott Obiit 25ti' Deer ig90. ata 20. 

The following inscriptions were copied from funeral 
rings which were left by Mrs. Susanna Ward, widow of 
Mr. Joshua Ward of Salem and daughter of the late Ed- 
ward Augustus Ilolyoke, M. D., now (27^'' March, 18t31) 
in possession of her daughters Miss ]\Ichital)le Ward and 
Mrs. Mary II. Nichols widow of Andrew Nichols, M.D. 

E. II.' ux K. II. Ob. All^^ 15, 1719, a?t. 28. 

Mar;r:iret Holyoke iix Edward Holyoke Obt^ 25 Jane 1740. a:'tat40. 

Mary Simpson Ob. 26 Sep. 1757. a^. 71. 

Mary Barton Ob. 3. Jan); 1758. £e. 81. 

* She wns the first wife of I'lcs. Ilolyoke; her portrait is now in tl)e Essex In- 
stitute, Sulcm. 

The following is copied from another memo, made by 

the same person who made the foregoing list. 

Rings tliat beloiia: to me given by relations. 

P. S. Died 8ti>Feby 1713. ;t3 xx 

Collo B. Geauoy Obiit 23^ Feby 1697. 

D. Parkman Obiit 15th Xovr 1715. 33. 64. 

E. Seargont Obiit. Novr lO^ii 17 xx 

T. T. Obiit 15'i' Octi: 1678. a3. 57. | 

1>. Liow lie jr. Obiit, April 24, 1737. ai. 21. '^ 

E. Gibbs Obiit, Auirt 1. 1736. a'. 14 mo. 
Ann Gibbs Obiit, ])ecr 9. 1737. iv. 18. 
The foregoing acct. taken July 29, 1737. 


A memo, of Funeral Kings, belonging at the present 

time to Mr. Geo. K. Curwen of Salem. 

W. Pickman Ob. 10 April 1735. a?. 24. |. 

N. Ropes Obt 22^ Ocf 1752. {e. 60. '^' 

! Hon. N. Ropes Esq. Ob. 18 March 1774 JE. 48. } 

\ ^^m Hunt jr. O. B. 29 Mav 1769 JE. 26. ;.| 

E. Hunt O. B. 30 Aus:. 1764 JE. 57. 

E. Pickman Ob. 16ti> Deer 1761 2E. 47. 4, 

Eliz Maplesck-n Ob. 3. JnlV 173S. a-t. 56. | 

Philippa lU-owne O. B. 201'' July 1763. ae. 13. | 

, Prudence AVliitwell Obt. 7 Feby 1773. 7E. 33. S 

Capt. Sami. Gates O. B. 18ti> Deer 1788. JE. 74. | 

T. Cotton 6. B. 25. Ocf 1775. jm\ 59. | 

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Thomas Toppan, Ob. 21 April 1758. £e. 20. 

K. Orno, Obt. 30 March 175;>. ai. 33. 

S. Kpes Esq, Ob. 30 June 17G0. a?. 27. 

Doc. B. Toppau Ob. 8 Auiit 17G2. a3. 56. 

E.<z:ent Esq. Ob. 6 Deer 17G2. a3. 72. 

X. Ward. Ob. 13 Oct^ 17GS. se. 23. 

Joseph Cabot Ob. 5 Feb>; 1774. se. 29. 

Jfrs. Mariraret :Mascarene Ob^ 21 Dec; 1702. ae. 66. 

Thomas ]iobic Esq. Ob: 15tii Deer 1811. ^. 82. 

T. Lechmere Jiiur Esq. Ob. 29ti» June 1757 JF.. 45. 

Fupcral rings iiowin possession of Hon. Geo. B. Loring, 

M.D., of" Salem, Mass., Avhich came to him through the 

family of his first wife, the Pickmans, of Salem. 

Hon. Benj. J*ickman Obt. Au<z{ 20. 1773. a't. 66. 

E. ricknian, Ubt. iotii Dec^: 17t;i. JL. 47. (2 rings). 

Thomas Barton Obt. April 28. 1751. iE. 71. 

Mary Barton Obt. 3 Janx 1758. iE. 81. (2 rings.) 

Dr. B. Toppan Obt g Augt 1762. JE. 57. 

l{ev. C. Toppan Obt 26 July 1747 JE. 76. 

S. Toppan Obt. 17 Ocf. 1750 .E. 19. (2 rings). 

A. Toppan Obt. 13. Jany 1778. 2E. 20. 

AVillonghby Toppan Obt. 6 ^Fav 1760 JE. 24. 

J. Jlolyoke Obt. 19 Noyr 1756 ".E. 19. 

Olive inunnner Obt. 15 Eeby 1802 jY.. 47. 

T. Burrill Es(i. 01)t. 4 July 1737. yE. 68. 

G. Hooper Obt. 15 Noyr 1750. iE. 23. 

A. Browne Obt 18 Feby 1724 iE. 39. 


L. Ward O. B. 25^'' April 1772. A^. 69. She was third 

^vife of Joshua Ward, Esq., of Salem, was the widow 

Ilawkcs atthe time he married her, her maiden nameBur- 

'ill. Kow in possession of Mrs. William F. Day of llox- 

J. Wendell O. B. 7 Sept. 1761 JE. 71. In possession 
t>f Mr. Oliver Wendell Holmes Upham of Salem, Mass. 

KebeccaOrne 01). 1 May 1771. JE. 44. In possession 
^^ Mr. Andrew Nichols of Danvers, Mass. 

N. llathorne O. B. 25 i\Iay 1761. iE. 65. He was son 
^'t William llathorne and brother of Daniel who was father 
^'^ Mis. Simon Forrester and grandfather to Nathaniel Haw- 



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thorne the author. Formerly in possession of Mrs. Elea- 
Dor Forrester Conditt, Neuark, N. J. 

Elizabeth Eopes, Ob. 20 Octf 1783, aged 36. In pos- 
session of ^Ir. William Leavitt of Salem. 

J. Pratt, ob X march 12^ 1729 x oE* 65. In possession 
of Mrs. Ivichard West (Dorcas H. Cleveland), Florence, 

T.Gerry Esq. O. B. 13 July 1774 iE. 73. In possession 
of John Langdon Ward, Esq., New York. 

Sir \Villiam Pepperrell Baronet, Ob. July 6 1759 aged 
63 years. In possession of D. II. Bcmis, jr., of Lancas- 
ter, i»Iass. 

S. Toppan Ob. 17 Oct"; 1759, ^E. 19. In possession of 
Miss Elizabeth G. Phillips of Salem, Mass. 

Hon. Madam Belcher 01). 6 Octf 1736. M. 51. In 
possession of the iMassachusetts Historical Society. 

M. Greene O. B. 28 Feb. 1756. JE. 39. In possession 
of Mr. Francis H. Lee of Salem, Mass. 

T. OrneO. B. 14 July 1767. JE. 50. In possession of 
Mr. Francis II. Lee, of Salem. 

J. Cabot, O. B. 8 Deer 1767. JE. 48. In possession^of # 
Mr. Francis H. Lee of Srlem. | 

W" Warner Esq. O. B. 11 Oct^ 1771. iE. 43. Inpos- | 

session of i\Ir. Francis H. Lee of Salem. I 

Joseph Cabot O. B. 5 : Feb?^ 1774. iE. 29. In posses- | 

sion of Mr. Francis 11. Lee of Salem. | 

D : A. O. B. 4 June 1801. JE : 62. In possession of | 

Mr. Francis H. Lee of Salem. I 


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John Kemptou & Wido Dorcas Dedman, both of Salem, July G, 1728 
Arthur Stokes & Ciiristhm Broadvvuy, both of Siilcm, July 13, 1728 
lU-njaMarkf & Marv Sontliwick, both of Salem, July 20. 1728 
Natii't Littleneld & Eliz^Neal, both of Snk-m, July 20, 1728 
Thomas Metcalf of Glouct-ster & Kuth Flint of Salem, Sent. 0, 1728 
Tb'iiry, a noirro man, Servant of Cap* Peter Ovjrood of Sahmi and 

Z:lp:di, a negro ^Yoman, Servant of Jsathii Uartlett of Marl>lehead 

.^^-cptember 14, 1728 
Josepli Cook Junr &, Eunice Pope, both of Salem, Sep. in, 1728 
John Dampney & Penelope Blaiiy, both of Salem, Sep. 28, 1728 
Abraham Volpy .^ Eliz-'i Fowl^, both of Salem, Sept. 28, 1728 
Tinio Pickering of Salem & Mary "Wiuget of Hampton, October 2, 

Mr Willm Hunt & Mrs Eunice Bowditch, both of Salem, October 12, 

John Dummer & Eliza Smith, both of Salem, October 19, 1728 
Samuel JMackmallion & Hannah Osgood, both of Salem, October 19, 

Michael Cross of Boston & Annie Upton of Salem, October 22, 1728 
John Carrell & Provided Southwick, both of SaU*m, October 2(3, 1728 
Maliiew Jienough of ^larblehead & Mary Abbott of Salem, Nov. 2, 


Xathii Wood of Ipswich & Mary ^Valcot of Salem, November 9, 1728 
.^0!!ath» Archer, Junr & Abigail Allen, botli of Salem, November IG, 

Daniel Curtis of Salem & Rebecca Faringtou of Lynn, Nov. 21,' 

Jonathn Raymond, Junr & Ilepzibah Leech, both of Salem, Dec. 2, 

SanJi Browne & Mary Porter, both of Salem. Dec. 10, 1728 
l>>itiel Clarke of Topslield & Wido Hannah Derby of Salem Dec- 
John Giles &, Dorcas Buxton, both of Salem, Dec. 21, 1728 
Aloxr Jolmson & Mary Smitjj, both of Salem. Dec. 21, 1728 
'•honias Gardner & Eunice Waters, both of SaU-m, Dec. 21, 1728 
Thoma.'^ Simson of Marlborough & Mary Cliapman of Salem, — — 
iMvid Britton & Wid^ Sarah Dean, both of Salem, Dec. 28, 1728 

Salk.m, Anno 1728-29. 

J'H.» Baker of Beverly & Eliz* Trask of Salem, Jan. 4. 1728—29 
J"^eph Glover & Mary Cooke, both of Salem, Jan. 18, 1728-29 
J>>viil Putnaui of Salem »5c Rebecca Perley of Boxford, Jan. 24, 








Thomas Stevens & Eunice Bray, both of Salem, Jan. 25, 1728-29 
Joseph Steward of AVells & Sarah Goold of Salem, Jan. 28, 1728-29 
Solomon llicliardson of Middletou &, Eliz* Goodale of Salem, Jan. 

29, 1728-29 H 

I, tlie subscriber do forbid the Banns of Matriraonie between Joseph | 

Steward of Wells, & my daugtr Sarah Goold of Salem. . .it 

Salem, Jan. 29, 1728-9 | 

David Boyce & Wido Sarah Smith, both of Salem, Jan. 29, 1728-29 X 

Gepr<;e Marsh & Mercy French, both of Salem, Feb. I, 1728-9 |, 

Thomas Lisbirl & Marv Bray, both of Salem, Feb. 1, 1728-9 
John Twiss, Juu^ & Eliza Trask, both of Salem, Feb. 7, 1728-9 
John Battin & Wido Kliza Kniahts, both of Salem, Feb. 8, 1728-9 
Caleb Wallis & Kuth Verry, both of Salem, Feb. 8, 1728-9 
Samii ]i;iymonil of Salem .<: Sarah Dodire of Beverly, P'eb. 10, 1728-9 
Thos Varne of Dover & Dorothy Martin of Salem, Feb. 12, 1728-9 
Jona Sibley of Sutton & Mary Culler of Salem, Feb. 20, 1728-9 
Robt Prince & Mary Fowls, both of Salem, ^larch 5, 1728-9 
Jolin Peas, Jun^ & Marv Kinjx, both of Salem, April 5, 1729 * 

David Cliai>i!i of Bostc:': & Abin! PliJppen of Salem, April 12, 1729 
Sam'i Swasey, Jnnf . & ^lariraret Dimond, both of Salem, April 12 
Paul Kembal! & Wid" Kaciiel Crowel. l)()tli of Salem, April 19. 1729 
Abrah.Kemballof Weidiam & Eliza Heulton of Salem, April 25, 1729 
Mr Beiij!^ Browne & J\lrs Eunice Turner, both of Salem, April 26, 

Mr I^Iitchel Sewall & Mrs :\iary Cabot, both of Salem, May 10, 1729 
Jolm Ini^^ersoll & Sarali Browne, both of Salem, Ma}' 23, 1729 
Nathii Andrews & Mary Ilii^Liinson, boili of Salem — June 7, 1729 
Joseph Prince & Hannah Silsby, both of Salem, June 29, 17i'9 
Jonas Adams & Sarah Jolferds, both of Salem, July 5, 172!> 
Phillip Sanders & Mary Elkins, both of Salem, July 12, 1729 
John MascoU, Jun^ & Sarah Prince, botli of Salem, Au<?. 2, 1729 
Thomas Gilpin & Abiirail Lander, both of Salem, Aui;. 2, 1729 
Bartho Allen of Manchester & Abiirail Creasy of Salem, Sept. 30, 

Benja Marston,Esq.r of Salem & Mrs Eliz^ Wiuslow ofMarshfield, 

Oct. 11, 1729 
John Richards & Abiirail Boyce, both of Salem, October 11, 1729 t 

Sam" Ruck, Junr & Bithiah Bickford, both of Salem, October 18, i: 

1729 I 

Allen Wilde & Ellinor CTrig:s, both of Salem, October 25, 1729 |, 

To all people whom it may concern, 1, the subscriber do hereby un- ^ 

derwrite and forl)id the banns of matrimonie between Allen Wilde and f 

Elinor Grii;s, both of Salem, and that the publisher thereof to proceed f. 

no further therein. Her I 

Salem, Octo. 27, 1729. Eliz^ X Kilcup | 

mark |, 

Richard Bethell | 

Walley Chauiicy ^ 

Kbcni- Trask of Salem & :\rary Rix of Beverly, October 31, 1729 | 

Eleazer Porter & Mary Flint, both of Salem, Nov«Mnber 1, 1729 ' 

Benja Shaw &, Hannah Goodale, both o( Salem, Nov. 8, 1729 ;" 

Salem, November 11. 1729. 4 

I, Elizabeth Kilcup of Salem, in tlie County of Essex, spinster, do >, 

acknowledge that 1 have wrong'd Allen Wilde of Salem afores^ To- f^ 

baccoucss in that I have forbid tiie banns of matrimonie between said % 

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Allen Wilde & Elinor Giijjs of Salem, Spinster, wronfi^ruHy and with- 
ont a cause, for which I have given him a bond of fitteen pounds to 
loake l)im satisfaction for the same, which bond is to be paid the 
Twenty Seventh of March wliich will be in the year one thousand seven 
l-uudred & thirty, as witness ray hand the day & date above-mentioned 
Witness Francis Sutton her 

Thomas Cobby Elizabeth X Kilcup 


The above is received on Record the same day of the date thereof 
and is a true copie of the original, in said Wilde's custody 
Whereupon a certiticate is given to said Wilde for his proceedings to 

Attest :— Tlios Barton— T. Clerk. 

James Moor & Eliza Cox, both of Salem— Nov. 22, 1729 
Samii AYhitefoot & Mary Webb, both of Salem. Dec. 20, 1729 
■ Samii Field & Eliza ])ean, Junr , both of Salem, Dec. 20, 1729 
Ebeiir Goodale & Abigail Needham, both of Salem, Dec. 23, 1729 

Salem, Anno 1729-30. 

John Osborne Junr & Mary Osborne, both of Salem, Jan. 17, 

llbenr Abbe & Abigail Goodale, both of Salem, Feb. 7— 1729-30 
Joseph Swascy & Christian Legroe, both of Salem, Feb. U, 1729-30 
John Gardner & Eliz^ Putnam, both of Salem — March G, 1720-30 
Jo.vcph Browne & :Mary Hull, both of Salem, IMarch 13, 1729-30 
Neliem llayward ofliiiigham & Bethiah Shaw of Salem, March 17, 

TheRevd Mr Willm Jenison & Mrs Abigail Lindall of Salem, April n 
Bartho Browne of Salem & ^Vid'^ Lydia Verry of Beverly, April 18, 

^Joseph Chapman &. Wid^ Sarah Mackarter, both of Salem, May 2, 

Muthew Phillips & Sarah Blcigli, Tunr, both of Salem, Mav 30, 1730 

X'bnlni) Allen v^ Wid^ Sarah Eliinwood of BevtMly. May 30, 1730 

H«nry Pain & Hannah Britton, both of Salem-May 30, 1730 

Wilim Fellows of I|)swich & Deborah Trail of Salem, June 3—1730 

Thomas Goldthwaite & Eunice Flint, botii of Salem, Julv 4, 1730 

Sanili Chase & Abigail Bumim, l)Oth of Salem, July 18, 1730 

John Punchard Junr & Hannah Marston, both of Salem, July 18, 


James Houlton & Hannah Iloulton, both of Salem, August 8, 1730 

John Elkins & Abigail Archer, both of Salem, Ana* 8, 1730 

l^^'^Jona Prince of Salem & Al)igail Koirers of Bilrica. Aug. 10, 1730 f 

W Brackenbury of Ipswich & Mary Walcot of Salem, Aug. 14, 

l>an» Andrews & Wido Ginger Hutchinson, both of Salem, Aug. 15, 

KJniond Faulkner of Andover & Wido Dorcas Buxton of Salem, 
•*"i:- !•■', 1730 

.S-miH Hayward, Junr of Beading & Mehitable Hayward of Salen), 
A '»:■'• 20, )730 

jyill'n Trevic of M'head & Rebecca Preston of Salem. Aug. 28—1730 

Iraucis Bi-oad& Eliza Barton, both of Salem, Augt 29, 1730 





Rob* Williams & wife cau testifie that they have often heard tlic ^: 

said Broad say that he was a married man, and had a wife and two f 

cliiidren in England, for which I shall desist publishing his Banns of p 

Matriniouie, AuiC-^ 29, 1730. ^ 

Joseph Portei^& Lydia Flint, both of Salem, Sept. 5, 1730 ^■ 

Samil Cooke &, Abigail Henderson, both of Salem— Sept. 12, 1730 
George Hacker, Juur & Eliz* Browne, both of Salem, Sept. IC, 

1730 ,., 

Joseph Osborne & Sarah Gardner, both of Salem, Sept. 26, 1730 | 

Mr Edwd Kitchen & Mrs Preeke Wolcott, both of Salem, Sept. 2G, 

1730 .f'^ 

Isaac Moor & Eliza Willins, both of Salem— October 3— 1730 '\ 

Eleazer Moses & Mary Plenderson, both of Salem — October 9, 1730 
James ]*rince & Hannah Putnam, both of Salem, October 9, 1730 
John Kempton Jimr & Bithiah Daland, both of Salem, October 10, 

Peter Clievers & Margt Caiton, both of Salem, October 10, 1730 
John Harwood «& Hannah Peas, both of Salem, Oct()i)er 10, 1730 
Kdw' ];osc ^v Mary Phippen, both of Salom, Octol)ci' 10, 1730 
John Harrington of Andover & Sarah Houlton of Salem, October 14, 

Benja Gray, Junr & Mary Dale, both of Salem, October 17, 1730 
Thomas Preslou, Junr & Jerusha Trask, both of Salem, Oct. 24, 


Sani'i Goldthwaite of Salem & Mary Pulcifer, of Glocester, Oct. 24, 

Nathi Silsby, Junr & Mary Daniel, both of Salem, October 24, 

1730 ^ 

Benja Gale of l^farblehead, & Lydia Henfield of Salem, Oct. 24, 1730 t 

Will'" Shillibar &, Sarah Hutchinson, both of Salem, October 31, 

1780 ^. 

Sam" Wooden & Wido Rebecca Davis, both of Salem, October 31, i; 

1730 ^ 

Daniel Butcher & Rachel Needham, both of Salem, October 31, 1730 ;'. 

Kbeur Henderson & Wid" Mary Dolbear, both of Salem, Nov. 7, |' 

1730 ^/ 

Benja Cooke & Eliza Phippen, both of Salem— November 14, 1730 

. Sam» Trask & Hannah Steward, both of Salem — November 21, 1730 ^ 

Benja Silsby &. Mary Manning, both of Salem, November 21, 1730 '. 

Tinjo Wilkius of Middletou & Anna Smith of Salem, November 2G, ■^■ 

Robt Beans & Mary Peal, both of Salem, Dec. 5th 1730 § 

John Southwick 3tiu3 & AVido Mary Bufl'um, both of Salera, Dec. % 

12, 1730 - p 

Thomas Needham & Mehitable Goldthwaite, both of Salem — Dec. 12, |, 

1730 ^ 

David Webb & Abigail Glandfield, both of Salem, Dec. 19, 1730 Z 

Joseph Bnxton, Jun.r & Eliza Buxton, both of Salem, Dec. 19, 1730 ^j- 

Mr John Wolcot of Salem, &, M" Eliza Pompilion of Boston, Dec. >> 

20, 1730 "rjl 

Salkm Anno 1730-31. ki^ 

John West Jun.r & Margt Ward, both of Salem, Jan. 2, 1730-31 X 

Benja Goodhue & Martha Hardy, both of S.ilem, Jan. 2, 1730-31 ;;' 

Joseph Clough & Susanna Reeves, both of Salem, Jan. 2, 1730-31 J.. 



Miles Ward & Sarah Eopes, both of Salem, Jan. 23, 1730-31 
J)avid Nicliols & Hannah Gaskill, both of Sak'm, Jan. 23, 1730-31 
Kzekiel Goldihwaite & Eunice Cutler, both of Salem, Jan. 23, 1730-31 
George Johnson & Eliz^ Legroe, both of Salem, Jan. 28, 1730-31 
Stil)bius Cumniius of Topslield & Kuth Giles of Salem, Feb. 26, 

1 ""'')— 31 
Natli'l Browne of Salem & Abigail Balch of Beverly, Feb. 27, 1730-31 
John Giles, Jun.r & Mercy Al^oriie, both of Saleui, Feb. 27, 1730-81 
.loseph Iloulton & Rebecca Ft-lton, both of Salem, IMarch G, 1730-31 
David Harwood & Margaret Cox, both of Salem, March 13, 1730-31 
Will"» Wroe & Lydia Salter, both of Salem, March 2-1, 1730-31 
Daniel Darling & ?.lary Williams, both of Salem, April 3, 1731 
Nathl Massey, Jiinr & Eliz* Hilliard, both of Salem, April 3, 1731 
,)(>hu Davis & Jlebecka Grinslate, both of Salem, April 19, 1731 
Olediali Mackentire &'Sarah Kupton, both of Salem, xVpril 23, 1731 
Stephen Remnant & Elizabeth Smith, both of Salem, Apr. 27, 1731 
James Chaplenian of Beverly »i Sarah Batchelor of Salem, April 30, 

Kichd Cash *!c Abigail Davis, both of Salem, May 1, 1731 
Thomas Ropes ^^ Sarah Hodges, both of Salem, May 8, 1731 
Abel Gardner & Sarali King, both of Salem, June 1, 1731 
I^aac Southwick of Salem v<: Esther Clark of Wells. June 5, 1731 
Joseph Edwards of Marbleh^ *.<: Ann Deare of Salem, June ID, 1731 
John Seals & Al)igail Wood, both of Salem, June 20, 1731 
John Wiles & Mary Cincaad, both of Salem, July 10, 1731 
Adonlram Collins & Hannah Pickering, both of Salem — July 17, 


Dan^ Farringlon of Andover &, Elizthputnam of Salem — July 24, 

Paul Mausfeild, Junr & Sarah Driver, both of Salem — July 24, 

Penn Townsend & Hannah :Marsters, both of Salem— Aug. 7, 1731 

Richard Crispin & Mary Hamilton, both of Salem — Aug. 7, 1731 

W"" Meacham & Mary liates, both of Salem —Aug. 14, 1731 

l>avid Glover & Sarah Millet, both of Salem— Aui;. 21, 1731 

Joseph Sheenn of Jameco (?) & Eliza Pease of Salem— Aug. 21, 1731 

^Abraham Browne of Salem & Jerusha Raymond of Beverly, Sept. 4, 
1 1 31 

f^ainl Chever & Mary Palmer, both of — Sept. 11, 1731 ' 

Holyoke Putnam of Midleton & Eunice Hutclriuson of Salem— Sept. 
17. 1731 

IJeuj* Lynde, Junr Eq. of Salem & Mad'" Mary Goodridge of Rox- 
I'Ory, Sept. 17, 1731 

Wm Fairfax Esqr & M^s Deborah Clark, both of Salem — Sept. 25, 
1 1 3 1 

Samuel Aborn & Sarah Needham, both of Salem — Sept. 25, 1731 
Daniel Abbot & Mary Nicholls, both of Salem — Sept. 25, 1731 
T, tus & Phillis, negro Servts to Coll. John Turner Esq^ Oct. 2, 1731 
Thomas Sleman & Marv Collins, both of Salem— Oct. 9, 1731 
^o^hua Beans, Junr & Sarah Cox. both of Salem— Oct. 9, 1731 
Hiotnas Dean & Marv Ward, both of Salem— October 9, 1731 
•f'»seph Henderson & Eliz--^ Cook, both of Salem, Oct. 14, 1731 
^'llas Lowater of Salem & Eliz^ Perkins of Ipswich, Oct. IC, 1731 
Jo.slaU Batchelder & I\Iary Leach, both of Salem, Entered Oct. 2G, 



Joseph Flint & Patience Mascoll, both of Salem, Entered Oct." 30, 

Mathew Warth & Susanna Gray, both of Salem, Entered Oct. 30, 

Thomas Preston, Janr of Salera & Rebeckah Grose of Marl)led Nov. 
6, 1731 
Ezeki Upton & Joanna Newmarsh, both of Salem— Nov. G, 1731 
';,| John Eii,i;lish &, Hannah Svvasey, both of Salem, November (ith 1731 

Minto, Serv' to Mr. Ives & Miriam, Serv' to Daiji Southwick, En- 
tered Nov: 13, 1731. 

Tliomas Robinson & Eliz* Mackmallin, both of Salem, Nov. 20^1' 
Jasper Needham & Marv Cook, both of Salem, Nov : 20-1731 
Samuel Leach & Mary Feild, both of Salem— Nov : 20, 1731 
John Williams & Mary Pope, both of Salem, Nov: 27, 1731 
John Missick &, Mary Mansfeild, both of Salem, Decembr 4, 1731 
Benja Very & Rebeckah Boyce, both of Salem, Decemb^ 4, 1731 
Robert Trask & Abigail CarVell, both of Salem, Decembr 4, 1731 
Ebenezer Foster & Lydia Ftlton, both of Salem, Decembr 11, 1731 
Jos. Morgan, Juur of Beverly & Mary Reed of Salem, Decemb^ 11, 
Thos Peirce & Mercy Furbush, both of Salem, Decembr 20, 1731 
Joseph Wilkins & Rebeckah Bell, both of Salem, Decembi" 31, 1731 

Salem, Anno, 1731-32. 

Perez Webb & Eliza Galium, both of Salem, Jan : 8, 1731 
BenJJ* Swinerton & Hannah Darling, both of Salem, Jan : 8, 1731 
Gideon Foster & Lydia Goldthwayt, both of Salem, Jan. 1."), 1731 
Jona Mackmallin & Rachel Proctor, both of Salem, Jan : 22, 1731 
.loseph Dean of Salem & Elizabeth Bowers of Swansey, January 28, 

1731 : 

Paul Upton & Susanna Whipple, both of Salem, Feb. 8, 1731 
Bartlit> Buxton of Salem & Keziah Putney of Redding, Feb: 18-1731 
William Pearson & Anne Willis, l)oth of Salem, March 4tii 1731 
George Gold & Marv Gile^, both of Salem, March 18, 1731 
W"' Brown of Bos'ton & Anne Wakefeild of Salem, Mareh 20, 1731 - 

James U(>ton & Susanna Dairget, both of Salem, March 21, 1731 ■ 

Benja Endicot of Boxford & Abigail Striker of Salem, March 23, , 

1731 I 

Joseph Twiss & Sarah Laskin, both of Salem, ^Nlarch 25, 1732 % 

Victor Blare & Esther Clark, botti of Salem, March 25, ]732 f 

Jerem'" Meacham <& Rebeckah Hawkins, both (jf Salem A[): 1, 1732 ; 

Cale!) Southwick *.<: Kntli Gold, both of Salem, April 8, 1732 | 

John Higginsou v<i Ksther Cabot, both of Salem, April 8, 1732 4. 

Joseph Browne ^^ Eliza Taply, both of Salem, April 15, 1732 fe 

Sami Holton & llan'i Gardner, both of Salem, April 28, 1732 I 

David Northee of Salem *.<: Miriam Basset of Lyn, May 13, 1732 | 

The Kev^ Mr. Benja Prcscot & ^1" Mercy Gibbs of Cambride, May | 

19 1 732 I' 

William Herbert of Salem v^^: Eliza Lull of Ipswich, May 20, 1732 . | 

Samuel Frail »!i Mary Tease, both of Salem, Mav 23, 1732 ■^' 

Edwaid Hilliard .^c Elizal)eth Ma both of Salem, May 27, 1732 | 

W»" French & Eliza Pease. both of Salem, June 15-1732 I 

Joiia Mackeny of Salem & Lois Coriung of Beverly, June 17, 1732 I 



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Jabez Walcut & Eliza Flint, both of Salem, June 19, 1732 

W'ni Harris, of Salem & Surah Wallis of Beverly, June 24, 1732 

Kzekiel Marsh Juu"" & Sarah Buffington, both of Salem, June 24, 

John Short & Eliza Foot, both of Salem, June 24, 1732 
John Baker & Experience Walcut, both of Salem, July 3, 1732 
Samuel Keaves & Eliza Millet, both of Salem, July 29, 1732 
James Cook & Kachel Phippen " " " July 29, 1732 

Jeffry Lang & Hannah Syms '* " •' August 5, 1732 

John Harmon & Mary Browne " " *♦ August 18, 1732 

Joiia Prince & Mary Porter ♦' " " August 24, 1732 

Kk'uzer Porter & Abigail Waters '* " " Sep. 2, 1732 
Oliver Kempton & Mary Dealund *' *' *♦ Sep. 2, 1732 
Joiin Portch ^^i Leah Cox *' " *' Sep. 23, 1732 

Archibald Greenfield &Sarali Bacon " '< »< Sept. 30, 1732 
Tobias Davis Jun^ & Lydia Palmer, both of Salem, Oct. 7, 1732 
Ik'iija Marsh of Sutton & Kuth Walters of Salem, Oct. 21, 1732 
lienja Hanson of Dover & Abiiiail King of Salem, Oct. 21, 1732 
Bciij-*^ Lambert & 2.1ercy Cole, both of S:ilem, Oct. 25, 1732 
Sami Whitford of Salem v.^ Kel)eccah Hawks of Lyn, Nov. 10, 1732 
Mr John Cabot & M^s Sarah Higginson, both of Salem, Nov. 11, 

Thos Laskin & Mary Kue, both of Salem, Nov: 17: 1732 
David Foster & Eli/a Harburt, both of Salem, Nov. 18, 1732 
Mr James Jefiory & MrsPuth Pratt, both of Salem, Nov. 25, 1732 
John Trask & Mary Tompkin 
Bcnja Burton & Abial Meservy 
Ibrook Hacker & Eliza Killcup 
Josias .Vdee &, Lydia Mansfeild 
John Babbage *t Susanna Bccket 
John Lemmon & Sarah Hibbert, 
John Massey & Jane Venning, 
Sanji Carrell & Abigail Grinslate, 

Salem, Anno, 1732-33. 

Joseph Fowle & Hannah Porter both of Salem, Jan. 15, 1732 

J.-imes Bunington &Eliza>)eth Gold " '* " Feb. 23, 1732 
James Frizzel, now resident att Salem & Hannah Henderson of Sa- 
lt n>, Ft'b: 24, 1732 
Amos Foster .SI: Eunice Stockwell, both of Salem, Feb. 2i, 1732 
Jon« Procter .t Sarah Holton, " " " ]\Iarch 3, 1732 

^Suiiuel Hilton of Manchester & Ellenor Grigs of Salem, March 7, 

He-iija Warner of Brimfeild & Ruth Needhara of Salem, April 11, 

Joseph Pickering & Sarah Svmonds, both of Salem, Apr: 13, 1733 
^Villlan^ Porter, Junr & Lyllia Batchelder, both of Salem, Apr. 20, 

Mihll Bacon & Mary Tavler, both of Salem, May 5, 1733 
Ah xan.Jer Tarrt-nce & liuLh Marstou, both of Salem, May 19, 1733 
John L'groe & Eunice Collins, " ♦' " May 25, 1733 

^Hlhi Archer & Hanli Cook, *' '« " June 1, 1733 

'^iiMii Waters ^ Sarah Purchas, " ♦' " June 5, 1733 

J*>!.a Webber of Marblehead & Sarah Hart of Salem, June IG, 1733 

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2, 1732 


2, 1732 


2, 1732 


9, 1732 


16, 1732 


IG, 1732 


23, 1732 


30, 1732 

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.Samuel Symonds & Mary Flooper, both of Salem, June 30, 1733 

Nat Wluteinoi-e & Eli^a Pease, " '* " July 14, 1733 

Tho8 Ward & Rebeccah Browne " *• " Au«,'. 7,1733 

Isaac Chapman & Hannah Dean, " " *' Aug. 18, 1733 

Jacob Hawkins & Abigail Furnex, " *• ** Aug. 25, 1733 

Amos Hutchinson & Abigail Hutchinson " " ♦* Aug. 30, 1733 
John Gerish of Salem & Mary Jeuison of Watertown, Sep: 1, 1733 
Edward Diamond & Margaret Cook, both of Salem, Sept. 15, 1733 
William Cox & Mary Stevens, " " " Sept. 15, 1733 

"Robt Gray & Ruth Deal, " " «* Sept. 22, 1733 

Noah Cresey & Rebeccah Trask, *' " " Sep: 25, 1733 

Samuel Beadle & Kathcrine Blany ♦' ♦' *« Oct. 6, 1733 

John Darling & Abigail French, " ♦' ♦' Oct. 5, 17; 

David Henderson ^^ Eliza Barton, «< •« <* Oct. 13, 1733 

Geo: Wvat &Priscilla Putnam, " " " Oct. 13,1733 

Ebeuezer Gloyd & Hannah Fearce, ♦* " " Oct. 20, 1733 

Edward Flint of Salem & Lydia Peaslee of Haverhill, Oct. 20, 1733 
Benja Bickford »Sc Marv Collins, both of Salem, Oct. 20, 1733 
John Porter & Aphia Putnam, *' " " Oct. 27, 1733 
W'» Bro\\]ie of Saloin ».<: Mary Frost of Salem, Nov : 9, 1733 
Wm Hutchinson & Joanna Trask, both of Salem, Nov : 9, 1733 
Samuel Browne & Sarah Gold, " " " Nov: 17, 1733 
Jonathan Ilart & Rebeckah ^lercy, both of Salem, Nov : 17, 1733 
Daniel Shaw & Eli/.abelh Cook, " " " Nov: 24, 1733 

]5enjamin Blyth of S;ilem & :Mary Legary of Lyn, Nov: 24, 1733 
Mr Jno Browne of Newbury & M" Sarah Putnam of Salem Nov. 
28, 1733 

^Y^ Steward & Eunice Lambert, both of Salem— Dec: 8, 1733 
Stunl West of Salem & Esther Briutnal of Boston, Dec : 22, 1733 
Josiah Trask & Abiirail Hutchinson, both of Salem, Dec: 29, 1733 
Daniel Darlinii & Jane Armstrong " " " Dec. 29, 1733 

Kichd Smith & Thomazin Tompsou *' *' *♦ Dec. 29, 1733 

[To be coJiiinued.'} 



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Intentions of Marriages Entered upon Town Eecords, 
Town of Freeport, ;Maine. 

{Commencinrj with the incorporation of the town in 1789). 

.losiah Kecd of Freeport, and Sarah Davis of Barnstable, Mass., Apr. 
18. 1780. 
S:nnuel AYorthly and I\e)>ekah White, both of Freeport, April 27, 

Ik-njaniiu Porter and Hannah Sylvester, both of Freeport, Apr. 30, 

Kobert Townsend and Susannah Dennison, both of Freeport, May 
2, 176'J. 

Joseph Sylvester of Freeport, and Lucy Wade of Scituate, Mass., 
May 2, 1789. 

Sfili Carver and Jane Brown, both of Freeport, June 20, 1789. 

Samuel Mitchell and Lvdia Wortliley, both of Freeport, July 4, 

.losepli Ilutchens of Nortli Yarmouth, and Rachel Reed of Freeport, 
July 4, 1789. 

_.lo>iiua Gardner and Sylvia Adington, both of Freeport, Aug. 29,— 
1 1 ^"'9. 

Seth Bailey and Polly Mitchell, both of Freeport, Aug. 29= 1789. 
Kol)i'rl Moore and :\rary Todd, both of Freeport, Dec. 12= 1789., 
.Joseph Potter and Eunice Weutworth, both of Freeport, Dec. 25- 

J^jnies Moore and Anne Todd, both of Freeport, May 22 = 1790. 
William Eitchfleld and Anne Rogers, both of Freeport, July 13- 

^Viliiam Atkins of Freeport, and Anne Davis of Lewiston, July 21- 

'J fiomas Davis of North Yarmouth, and Sarah Thoits of Freeport, 
Au-, 28, 1790. 

^/"hn Anderson, jr. and Polly Gordon, both of Freeport, Sept. 13 - 

• •I'O. 

Jv>!m Townsend and Sarali Petty, both of Freeport Oct. 8- 1790. 
Jiuues .Anderson, 3riiaud Polly Rogers, both of Freeport, Oct. 23= 

^\ illiani V. Chase of Brunswick, and Alice Anderson of Freeport, 

u-nr ^' l^i'o^vn and Jane Curtis, botli of Freeport, Dec. 3- 1790. 
»^ liluim Iluuingtou and Abigail McFall, both of Freeport, Jan'y 7, 

^^JSjuuuel Sylvester and Celia Sylvester, both of Freeport, Feb'y 26, 



William Witherell Eells and Abigail Millett, both of Freeport, March 
12 = 1791. 

Hezakiah Merrill and Charlotte Pote, both of Freeport, Aug. 6, 

Joshua Eayres of Brunswick, and Pheba Low of Freeport, Aug. 12- 

Henry Griffin and Patience Sherman, both of Freeport, Aug. 20 - 

Joshua Mitchell, Jr., and Belle Soule both of Freeport, Sept. 15 = 

Benjamin Soule and Eunice Frost, both of Freeport, Oct. 1-i- 1791. 

Isaac Randall and Patience Sylvester, both of Freeport, Oct. 18 = 

David Hooper, Jr., and Deborah Rogers, both of Freeport, Oct. 22- 

John Griffin of Freeport, and Anne Eaton of North Yarmouth, Nov. 
19- 1791. 

Samuel Riggs and Betty Turner, both of Freeport, Nov. 2-1, 1791. 

Ezckiel Tinner of Freeport, and Johunnah lioberts of Durham, Nov. 
26= 1791. 

"William Hoyt of Durham, and Betty Gushing of Freeport, Dec. 8 = 

Jeremiah Rogers and Abagail Curtis, both of^'reeport, Jany. 28- 

William Dillingham of Brunswick, and Hannah Griffin of Freeport, 
Mar. 23- 1792. 

Jeremiah ^Mitchell of Freeport, and Lydia Porter of North Yar- 
mouth, Mar. 28- 1792. 

Benning Wentworth ^'onthe Gore" and Pheba Sawyer of Freeport, 
Mar. 31, 1792. 

Samuel Cobb of Freeport, and Hannah Green ''on the Gore," May 3- 
* Jolin Dam of Freeport, and ]\Iary Webb, of Gorliam, May 5- 1792. 

Joseph Woodman of Freeport, and Polly Cripps of Brunswick, May 
12- 1792. 

Downing Goodwin of F.-ceport, and Polly Haley of Topsham, May 
18- 1792. 

Ambrose Talbot 3<i , and Olive Carter, both of Freeport, June 23- 

Asa Talbot and Xaby Johnson, both of Freeport, June 23 = 1792. 

Reuben Brewer and Peggy Anderson, both of Freeport, Aug. 4- 

Zebulon Westcoat of Freeport, and Mary Trickey of Falmouth, Aug. 
18- 1792. 

Annie R. Cutter of Green, and Deborah Curtis of Freeport, Sept. 
8- 1792. 

William Grant and Elizabeth Mann, both of Freeport, Sept. 27-1792. 

Samuel Anderson of Trenton, and Anne L. Anderson of Freeport, 
Oct. 20- 1792. 

Epiiraim Carter and ]3esier R. Sylvester, both of Freeport, Nov. 

Benjamin Griffin of Salisbury, Mass., and Susannah Harraden of Free- 
port, Nov. 17- 1792. 

Anthony Chase of Brunswick, and Anne Anderson of Freeport, Nov. 
17- 1792. 


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John Day and Lydia Bailey, both of Freeport, Nov. 17- 1792. 

George Rogers, Jr., of Freeport, and Racliel Peunell of Brunswick, 
Dec. 8- 1792. 

Steplien Coffin, Jr., and Ehoda Welsh, both of Freeport, Dec. 22- 

William Low and Cena Soule, both of Freeport, Jan. 11, 1793. 

Tobias Moore of North Yarmouth, and Dorcas Tlioits of Freeport, 
Feb. 2- 1793. 

Jeremiah Cushing of Portland, and Sarah Merrill of Freeport, May 
li- 1793. 

Moses Soule, .Jr., and Martha Lane, both of Freeport, May 25- 1793. 

John Cushing, Jr., and Betsey Soule, both of Freeport, June 15- 

John Mason Loring of North Yarmouth, and Mehitable Mitchell of 
Kr»eport, June 15- 1793. 

Jeremiah Curtis and Polly Day, both of Freeport, July 5-1793. 

I>aHC Randall and Mercy Brown, both of Freeport, July 20-1793. 

JoIju Hatch and Abagail Turner, both of Freeport. Aug. 3-1793. 

.J(.liii L:iko of Freeport, and Hannah Lake of New Glouct^ster, Aug. 

Joshua Mitchell of Freeport, and Rachel Parker of North Yar- 
mouth, Aug. 31-1793. 

Kobert Barbour and Thankful White, both of Freeport, Sept. 22- 
1 7'.»3. 

D.ivis Woodworth of Bakerstovvn, and Polly Brown of Freeport, 
t.»ct. 5-1793. 

Samuel Nason and Polly Curtis, both of Freeport, Nov. 15-1793. 

Danifl Grant of Freeport and Abigail Seabury of North Yarmouth, 
N'ov. 15-1793. 

IK'iijnmin Wells and Jane Stanwood, both of Freeport, Dec. 14- 

>loses Harris and Rachel Hooper, both of Freeport, Jany 9-1794. 
.Viidrc-w Maun andLt-ali M.inii, both of Fret-port, Jany 12-1794. 
David CoiWu and Juda Griffin, both of Freeport, Jany 25-1794. 
Namuel Mitchell and Jane Soule, both of Freeport, Jany 25-1794. 
Tljotnas Hoyt and Abigail Jordan, both of Freeport, March 27-1794. 
♦'olni Miiim, Ji-., of Freeport, and :\lehitable Wiue of North Yar- 
t^'>uth, April 2-1791. 

Sylvaims Soule and Pheba Mitchell, both of Freeport, April 19, 
' ' '%. 

Samuel Tucker and Anna Carver, both of Freeport, April 19, 1794. 

J.i'Mfs AVcsson of Freeport, and liuih Lincoln of iiingham, Mass., 
*J'i!:iO, 1794. 
^,^^'illiani Cotton and Margaret Walker, both of Freeport, :Mfty 7- 

^^^ViiUam Toray of Freeport, and Lydia J:stes of Durham, June 20, 

< tiarh-s D.-vtiiov of Sandy River, and Katherine Pirhcnnan of Free- 
J^'J'.. July 12-179 L 
^•J'»;^eph Anderson; Jr., and Fanny Kendall, both of Freeport, July 

|.„\'''* Chauiberlain and Cybel Merrill, both of Freeport, July 28, 

^ i imothy Whitney of Freeport, and Martha WoUs of New Glouces- 
-^^ Ang. 9-1794. 





John Griffin of Newburyport, Mass., and Martha Dennison of Free- 
port, AuiT- 13, 1794. 

Nathaniel Sylvester Stetson and Ruth Curtis, both of Freeport, 
Aug. 23-1794. 

Kobert Eoyal and Anne Barbour, both of Freeport, Sept. 2>^, 1794. 

Joseph Mann, Jr., of Freeport, and Content Boston of North Yar- 
mouth, Oct. 24, 1794. 

Enoch Anderson of Freeport, and Lucinda Brown of Greene, Nov. 

Elizer Lake and ]\Iarcey Dill, both of Freeport, Nov. 29, 1794. 

Simeon Thoits and Kebeckah Grant, both of Freeport, Dec. 1, 1794. 

Jacob liandall of Freeport, and Folly Fogg of New Gloucester, Jan. 
31, 1795. 

Edward Brewer, Jr., and Sarah Anderson, both of Freeport, Feby 

Kiciiard Merrill and ^lary Mitchell, both of Freeport, Feby 28-1795. 

John Marr of Le\vi<toii, and Love Frost of Freeport, April 2-1795. 

Percy l^urr and Mehitable Webber, both of Freeport, April 20-1795. 
• Joseph Grillin and Kuth Pitcher, l)()lh of Freeport, April 20, 1795. 

Keiiben JIuskell of Freeport, and Betty Soule of New Casco, April 
20, 1795. 

Thomas Chadburn of Little Falls, and Dolly Tibbetts of Freeport, 
May 9, 1795. 

Job Bennett, Jr., and Anne Davis, both of Freeport, May 17-1795. 

Jonathan Gushing and Lucretia Dennison, both of Freeport, June 
30, 1795. 

Jeremiah Merrill of Freeport, and Lydia Merrill, of Newburyport, 
Mas.s., July 25, 1795. 

Melatiah Dillingham and Betsey Chandler, both of Freeport, Julv 

Annie Boston and Content Keed, both of Freeport, July 25-1795. 

Elisha Turner and IJachcl Bray, l)()th of Freeport, Aug. G, 1795. 

James Bicknall and Hannah Stockbridge, both of Freeport, Aug. 

Benjamin Curtis and Hannah Merrill, botli of Freeport, Sept. 12-1795. 

Noah Tarr and Abi-nil Haskell, Ijoth of Freeport, Sept. 19, 1795. 

Joseph Talbot and Sarah Patrick, both of Freeport, Oct. 4, 1795. 

Joel Chandler and Penrialia Lincoln, ])oth of Freepoit, Oct. 4-1795. 

Capt. John Sonle of Freeport, and Elizabeth Stanwood of Bruns- 
wick, Oct. 10-1795. 

Archelans Tuttle and Sally AVinch, both of Freeport, Oct. 10-1795. 

Ezekiel Merrill and Saraii Griffin, ])oth of Freeport, Oct. 10-1795. 

Thomas Lambert of Freeport, and Abigail Strout of Durham, Oct. 

William Walker of Freeport, and Patty Iluniford of New Glouces- 
ter, Nov. 21, 1795. 

David Johnson and Kebeckah Johnson, both of Freeport, Jany 2, 

Peter S. Kimball of Freeport, and Elizabeth Small of Brunswick, 
Jany 2, 1790. 

Kichard Gerrish and Mary Higgins, both of Freeport, Feby 8. 179G. 

Nathaniel AVoodman and Joanna Curtis, both of Freeport, Feby ^, 

Benjamin Woodman and Lucy Westcoat, both of Freeport, Feby 8- 

r suv.i'.if '■'■'"■ 

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Joseph Grant of Freeport, and Sally W. Blanchard of North Yar- 
Hiouth, Ffby 10-1790. 

Asa Grant and Elizabeth York, both of Freeport, Feby 27-1796. 

Eliphaz West and Polly Curtis, both of Freeport, ^Nlarch 30-1796. 

Ebenezer Reed of Freeport, and Jane Perry of North Yarmouth, 
April 1)-1796. 

William Gross and Deborah Griffin, both of Freeport, May 20, 1796. 

Amos Sylvester, Jr., and Phebe Soule, both of Freeport, May 28- 

Charles Soule and Nancy Kendall, both of Freeport, Juue 16-1796. 

Jessee Corliss and Lucy Litchfield, both of P'reeport, July 2-1796. 

Jeremiah Griffin of Freeport, and Polly Doughty of North Yar- 
mouth, July 16, 1796. 

David Weutworth of Freeport, and Abigail Grey of Woolwich, 
Auir. 13-1796. 

Joseph Mitchell, 3'"^ and Hannah Dillingham, both of Freeport, 
.\uu'. 20-1796. 

iJradbury Soule and Betsey Tilton, both of Freeport, Sept. 17- 

Joseph Bailey of Freeport, and Patience Holmes of Bridgwater, 
•Mass., Sept. 24, 1796. 

David Doughty, Jr., and Mary Bennett, both of Freeport, Nov. 19, 

Cromwell P. Loring of Freeport, and Sarah Marston of North Yar- 
rnunth, Nov. 26-1796. 

Klniund Pratt and Sarah Talbot, both of Freeport, Nov. 26, 1796. 

Doctor John A. Hyde and Prlscilla Wharff, both of Freeport, Dec. 

Cornelius Dillingham and Dcsier Rose, both of Freeport, Dec. 4, 

l'l:im Townsend of Freeport, and Sarah Burrell of Abington, Mass., 
>■"»>• 11, 1797. 

lialley Curtis and Abigail Paul Nusou, both of Freeport, Jany 16, 

WUllaia Brown, Jr., and Lydia I'coper, both of Freeport, July 2, 

John Wentworth of Freeport, and Miriam Potter of Harpswell, 
J«ly 22-1797. 

StUiuel Mitchell, 4tii, and Faith Sylvester Rose, both of Freeport, 
J^'Pl. 2, 1797. 

^Vi!lialn Merrill of Freeport, and Anna Merrill of Newburg, Sept. 

li'-i.jamin Davis of Freeport, and Dorcas Wharfl' of New Glouces- 

I>*uleJ York of Durham, and Hannah Johnson of Freeport, Oct. 14- 
«••?». ' 

WiHIara Mann and Hannah Lambert, both of Freeport, Oct. 28- 

^■•iime] Dodge and Mollv Reed, both of Freeport, Nov. 11, 1797. 
>»j'iUfl Decoster and Sallv B.u-on, both of Freeport, Nov. 30-1797. 
^ J'Juu Hern of Freeport and Charlotte Prescot of Topshara, Nov. 30, 

-Umes Mann and Thankful l^andall, both of Freeport, Dec. 2, 1797. 
»« fi!''*^'^ Thomas Means and Eleanor Rogers, both of Freeport, Dec. 


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John Seabury of North Yarmouth, and Lucy Grant of Froeport, 
Dec. 16-1797. 

Jeremiah Rose and Ruth Hallowell, both of Freeport, Dec. 17- 

Joseph Nnson of Freeport, and Susanna Tobey of North Yarmouth, 
Dec. 30-1797. 

Abraham Grant, Jr., and Priscilla Kilby, both of Freeport, Jany 13, 
I Samuel Mitchell, 3rd and Ruth Seward, both of Freeport, Jany 13- 

j 1798. 

j Elihu Anderson and Sally Brewer, both of Freeport, Feby 10-1798. 

' Joseph Dill of Lewistou, and Mary Blaisdell of Freeport, April 11, 


Chipman Cobb and Nabby Bibber, both of Freeport, May 8, 1798. 

Joseph Anderson 3i"d. of Freeport, and Betsey Roto of Falmouth, 
May 27, 1798. 

Thomas Griffin of Freeport, and Hannah Rollins on the Gore, June 

Joseph Gruiit and Agnes Anderson, both of Frtcport, July 7-1798. 

James Curtis, Jr., and Judith Gardner, both of Freeport, July 14- 
j John Dill, Jr., of Lewiston, and Seviah Miller of Freeport, July 21- 

' 1798. 

Ebenezer Varney of Freeport, and Anne Small of Gray, July 27, 
j 1798. 

Elisha Swift and Mary Griffin, both of Freeport, Aucj. 11, 1798. 

Ezekiel Merrill of Freeport, and Cynthia Sylvester of Durham, Aus;. 
J 11, 1798. 

I Ebeu Roberts of Durham, and Deborah Sawyer of Freeport, Sept. 


Daniel York and Elizabeth Grant, both of Freeport, Sept. 16, 1798. 

Moses Griffin of Freeport, and Martha Doughty of North Yar- 
mouth, Oct. 1:5-1798. 

Noah Burriil and Mary ;Mann, both of Freeport, Oct. 27-1798. 

Annie Dunham and Theodaly Sawyer, both of Freeport, Nov. 1, 

Joseph Mann, Jr., and Eunice Bnrrill, both of Freeport, Nov. 3- 

John Dennlson of Freeport, and Hannah Moxey, of North Yarmouth, 
Nov. 11-1798. 

Jacob Soule of Freeport, and Dorcas Prince of North Yarmouth, 
. Jan. 5, 1799. 

Caleb Dunham of Freeport, and Margaret Morse of Brunswick, 
Jan. 12, 1799. 

Benjamin Trott of Portland, and Susannah BartoU of Freeport, 
Jany 26, 1799. 

Benjamin Curtis, Jr., and Miriam Aidrich, both of Freeport, Feby 

Isaac Tucker of Bucklleld, and Polly Atkins of Freeport, March 9- 

Abraham Reed of Freeport, and Esther Winslow of North Yar- 
mouth, Mar. 2, 1799. 

Nicholas Griffin and Olive Burriil, both of Freeport, March 9, 1799. 

Ambrose Talbot, 4ti»i and Jane Pickcrman, both of Freeport, Ai)ril 
e, 1799. 

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John Lane of Freeport, and Sarah Winslow of Falmouth, April 27- 
Jeremiah Brown of Freeport, and Miriam True of Durham, May 4, 


Peter Lane and Experience Bicknell, both of Freeport, Mfxj 4, 1799. 

Robert R. Kendall and Peggy Rogers, both of Freeport, May G- 

William Mitchell, 3<J , and Azena Harvey, both of Freeport, May 18- 

Abraliam Mitchell, Jr., and Polly Sawyer, both of Freeport, June 
3- 1799. 

Daniel Brewer, Jr., and Rebeckah Randall, both of Freeport, June 
9- 1799. 

'J'lioinas Worthly and Hannah Turner, both of Freeport, June 17- 

Tiinotliy Dennison of Freeport, and Betsey Staples of North Yar- 
mouth, June 25- 1799 

/\bner Hnrvey and Polly West, both of Freeport, July 19- 1799. 

William Jordan of Free{)ort, and Rebeckah Orr of llarpswell, Sept. 
18- 1799 

Cornelius Moxey of North Yarmouth, and Hannah Curtis of Free- 
rK)rt, Oct. 3- 1799 ^ 

Henry Frost of Freeport, and Lucy Jordan of Bowdoin, Oct. 25- 

Tliomas Cobb, Jr., of Freeport, and Polly Higgins of Bath, Oct. 25- 

liobert Randall and Polly Lambert, both of Freeport, Oct. 2G- 1799 

Jo.-iuh Cuminings of Freeport, and R. AVithary Mitchell of North 
Yarmouth, Nov. 4- 1799. 

Joshua Trott of Portland, and Elizabeth BartoU of Freeport, Nov. 
2i, 1799. 

William Blake and ISIehitable Lord, both of Freeport, Dec. 3, 1799. 

John Rollins of New Gloucester, and Barshcba Grifliu of Freeport, 
Dec. 4- 1799 

JiarnnhasBartoll and Rebeckah Eells.both of Freeport, Dec. 14-1799 

Betijamiu Webster of Portland, and Sally Parker of Freeport, Dec. 
21. 1799 

Jonathan Corliss of Vaughnstown, and Rachel Woodman of Free- 
port, Jan. 13- 1800 

John Todd and Miriam Brown, both of Freeport, Jany 11- 1800;di Pinker of Portland, and Esther Johnson of Freeport, Jany 

C'ornelius Soule, Jr., and Mercy Tuttle, both of Freeport, Jany 19- 

Joscph Douglass and Elizabeth Sawyer, both of Freeport, Feby 8- 

Thomas CofTin, Jr., of Freeport, and Betsey Parker of Portland, 
April 12- 1800 
l{oi)ert Mitchell of Portland, and Sarah Fogg of Freeport, May 3- 

1-(V) ® 

John Jiradbury of Portland, and Theodosia Small of Freeport, May 
5- 1m)0 

ll»'iijamlu IL Barker and Annie Johnson, both of Freeport, May 3- 

Kl) Bugl)oe and Rachel Mitchell, both of Freeport, Juno 7- 1800 
1^'riel Holmes and Lvdia Sawyer Curate, both of Freeport, June 21- 


Sfimuel Davis and Susannah Mann, both of Freeport, June 21- 1800 

"William Strout of Portland and Betsey Johnson of Freeport, June 
. 28- 1800 

Timothy Bailey, Jr., and Betsey Haskell, both of Freeport, Auf?. 9- 

Andrew Mitchell and Sally Harvey, both of Freeport, Aug:. 23- 1800 
j Simeon Kason and Eleanor Witherell, both of Freeport, Sept 14- 

1 1800 

James Turner and Nancy Thomas, both of Freeport, Sept. 13- 1800 

Eliezer Fierce and Rachel Aldrich, both of Freeport, Sept. 20- 1800 
i • James Woodman and Leah ]\Iann, botli of Freeport, Sept. 20- 1800 

j Ellphalet Osgood and Rebeckah Griffin, both of Freeport, Sept. 20- 

j 1800 

I Alexander Johnson of North Yarmouth, and Betty Bennett of Free- 

j port, Oct. 4-1800 

• "William IMitchell of North Yarmouth, and Deborah Wilson of Free- 

( port, Oct. lG-1800 

Sainncl Griffin of Freeport, and Martha Worthly of North Yarmouth, 
j Nov. 'J- 1800 

I Robert York of North Yarmouth, and Mary Merrill of Freeport, Nov. 

I 26- 1800 

■ Benjamin "Woodman and Lucy "Westcoat, both of Freeport, Nov. 2G- 

; 1800 

j Seth Townsend and Anne Curtis, both of Freeport, Nov. 2G- 1800 

Samuel Sylvester and Lucintla Sylvester, both of Freeport, Nov. 26- 

; 1800 

I Capt. James Bacon and Jane Bartoll, both of Freeport, Dec. 1- 

' 1800 

Jacob Lincoln and Bethia Talbot, both of Freeport, Dec. 13- 1800 
Ebenezer Brewer and Betsey Randall, both of Freeport, Dec. 20- 

Jeremiah Coffin of Freeport, and Olive Thompson of Topsham, Jany 
3- 1801 

Moses Welsh and Nabby ^Miller, both of Freeport, Jany 3, 1801 
Lemuel Goodwin of Freept rt, and Sarah Mitchell of North Yarmouth, 
Jany 21). ISOl 

Samuel Grant, Jr., of Freeport, and Sarah Seabury of North Yar- 
mouth, Feby 1, 1801 

Daniel Good wine and Sarah Haskell, both of Freeport, Feby 7, 1801 
David Pratt and Polly Mann, both of Freeport, Feby 27- 1801 
.John Sylvester and Polly Merrill, both of Freeport, ^Siar. 7, 1801 
Samuel Davis of North Yarmouth, and Patience Winslow of Free- 
port, Mar. 28- 1801 

JessiC Wilson and Betsey Todd, both of Freeport, I\Iar. 28- 1801 
Robert Ransom and Polly CoHin, botli of Freeport, Juno 27, 1801 
) Colby Welsh and Martha" Coffin, both of Freeport, June 27- 1801 

f Capt. James Bacon, Jr., and lihoda Reed, both of Freeport, July 18- 

i- 1801 

Nehemiah Hooper of Freeport, and Tukey ^litchcU of North Yar- 
mouth, Auj:. 15, 1801 

Williani Grant and Mrs. Rlioda Sylvester, both of Freeport, Sept 1, 

Isaac Allen and Hannah Douglass, both of Freeport, Sept. 19- 1801 
. Cornelius Douglass and Hannah W. Whittemore, both of Freeport, 
Sept. 2»;- isOl 

Hezikiah Sawyer of Freeport, and Polly Hoden of Brunswick, Oct. 
10- 1801 

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Will of Eoger Petman. 


I Roger Petm.'in shipmaster of town of Lynne Bishop. 
Bofly to be buried in church of St. lamys. 
'Jo the hyc aulter of St. Ahirget for forgotten t3'thes 3/4. 
To Seynte Xichohis 20^ To the Roode gilde there ID'^ 
To Our Lady at the brig (bridge) 3/4. 
To Alice my wife all my tents : in towne of L3'n bishop. 
To Agnes wife of Thomas Alwyn my ten* in Stongate. 
To Ruliert Alwyn after death of my wife the tent that nowe 

y dwell in l^'ing in Wyngate. 
To l^ogcr Alwyn m}^ ten^ in Mercer rowe after the death 

of ni}' wife ... To Margery Alwyne my tenMn 

Skymier rowe . . In default of issue of s"* Robert, 

Roger, & Margery to go tc Agnes their "moder." 
After my decease my shippe called the "Mary " and oon 

of my kelis (keels or boats) be solde to performe this 

my last will. 
To Masf John Robsonne par : priest of St. Margarctts 

'iKuiias Alwyne pcwterer-gowne. Marg' Goodhalte 12"*. 
Lxors : — Alice my wife. Thomas Alwyne. Agnes Al- 

v.ync wife of af^ Thomas. 
Master John Robsonne to be supervisor. 

l>at : 7 Sopt : 1494 

IV: 20 Sept: 1499 ' "Home" 39 

P. c. c. 


68 gleanings from somerset house. " t 

Will of Eobert Pulman. | 

1562. I 

I Robert Pulman of Martock co. Somerset yeoman. 
Body to be buried in churchyard of Martock. 
To Cathedral Church of Wells 4^^. 
To my two das : Johan & Edith £300 between them. 
To my da : ^Margaret £100 to remain in hands of my wife 
Agnes( while a widow) until a^ da : jNIargaret doe marrie. 
If my wife marry, then John Borow the elder to be 
trustee of s*^ £100. 

Ecsidue to Agnes my wife whom I make Extrix. 
Overseers: — Wm. Exall, John Pulman, W" Pulman to 
whom G/8 each. 

John Borowe Sen'^ 
' W" Exall 

** with others moe " 
Dat; 2 Jan: 1562 
Pr : 15 Jan : 1562 by Agnes the relict. 

" Chayre " 2 
P. C. C. 

Will of William Pullman. 

I AYilliam Pullman of Eedrith co. Surrey ropemaker. 
To my wife Elizabeth Pulhnan £600 and all household 

fifoods. i 

To my son Thomas Pullman all my houses &c. in Lime- ■ 

house par. of Stepney co. Middlesex. Also £200. In > 

the event of his death £100 to his da: jNIary. ,^ 

To my grandchild John Cranfeild £5. 
All my houses & tents : in Eedrith af*^ to my grandchild 



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William Cradock. In the event of his death to be sold 

and proceeds divided among his brothers and sisters. 
To my grandchild Mary Cradock £200 ... To all 

her sisters $150 each. 
To my da : Elizabeth Cradock wife of John Cradock of 

London, merchant £200. 
To my bro : Samnel Pnllman 20s forgiving him all debts 

he oweth me. To his child"^ 5s each. 
To my consin Elizabeth Smith £10. Her ch" 20s each. 
To my cousin Robert Pullman £5. 
llcsidue to af"^ John Cradock & Elizabeth his wife whom 

1 ordain Exors. 
Overseers: — Kobert Lowes of London gentleman and 
Francis Pritchett of Ilorsie Down ropemaker to whom 5£ 


Witnesses Siiirned 

Robert Lewis William Pullman 

Benja : AVard scr. 

Michell Brookesbank 

Richard Browne 
Dut: 7 Dec: 1643 
Pr : 30 Nov : 1644 by the Exors : 

" Rivers " 7 
P. C. C. 


Memorandum that Richard Pulman late of the par. of 
ot. George's in the Bor. of Southwark deceased made this 

^vill nuncupative. 
^o my da: Sara Pulman my two and thirtieth part of a 
f^hip called the " Thomas & Katherinc" whereof is mas- 
tor John Burlows which ship is in his majesty's service. 
All benefit & profit to be paid sd. da: Sara at 21 or 


' f >] (. ) .■ I » 


In case of her decease then sd. share to my wife SaraPul- 

Residue to my wife Sara whom sole Extrix. 


David Dolle 

Richard Stannard 

Dat: 21 Jan: 166G-7 

Pr : 6 Feb: 1666-7 by the widow. 

« Carr " 27 

P. C. C. 

1667 Jul}^ 27. Admon. to goods &c. of George Puhnan 
granted to Elizabeth Puhnan widow & relict of sd. 
George Puhnan deed, late of the parish of St. Giles 
in the Fields Middx. 

1682 Nov, 18. Admon. to goods &c. of Robert Pulmau 
granted to Elizabeth Pulman widow of Robert Pal- 
man deed, late of the par. of Stepney co. Middx. 
having died bej'ond seas. 

1686 July 7. Admon. to goods &c. of Thomas Pullman 
granted to Jane Hitchcock spinster principal credi- 
tor of Thomas Pullman late of Rotherhithe co. Sur- 
rey but deed, in the ship "The Good Adventure'' 
in parts beyond seas, Mary Pullman relict of sd. 
deed, fu'st renouncinir. 

1694 June 14. Admon. to snoods &c. of William Pulman 
granted to Margaret Stringer widow nat. & lawful 
mother of AVilliam Pulman late in the ship "Rebecca" 
in parts beyond seas bachelor deed. 

P. C. C. 







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tion will be brouglit to light and that many, searching tlie same fields, 
Mho otherwise would be unknown to each other will be brought into 
lomnmnication with one another. Tlie Kecokd reaches one thousand 
readers every issue. 

AH notes upon subjects of interest to our readers will be gratefully 
received and will be inserted in this department. Address Box 286, 
S ilem, Mass. : ♦ 

We shall keep a record of Genealogies in preparation w^hich we shall 'rU 

I'liblish in each num])er. To add to the completeness of our list, in- 
fonnation regarding sucli work, as also town and county histories in 
preparation, is solicited. 

CojtKrcTiON — On page 27 of the July number the name of the Assist- ' 

ftnt Secretary of tlie Thomas Hooker Association was incorrectly 
Mated. Mrs. Cornelia Chapiu holds that position. 

1. TAPLEY. Mi\ Eben Putnam is compiling a genealogy of the de- 
♦'cenaants of :Manstield Tapley who died in Charlestown about 17;^2, and 
>\iio was probably born in England about 1C80. His brother liichard 
Avas a seaman on board of the frigate Kose, and died in 1715. 

All descendants of Manslicld and Mury (Johnson) Tapley are request- 
ed to send to Mr. Putnani any information in their i)ossession relating 
'•> this family. There are descendants in northern New York, who 
have occasionally spelt their name Topping or Tapling, — all such are 
Itiyitedto correspond with Mr. Pntnam. 

'1 he Genealog}' will commence in some future number of the Kkcord. 

2. TrCKEK. Any information regarding Ezra Tucker, of Ilopkin- 
^Mi, N. II., 177G, or his de>cendauts, will be gratefully acknowledged. 
*■• Tucker, Box 2713, Boston. 

S.^PllESSIE. Who Mas Ilepsibeth Pressie, who married, i)revious 
Jl' 17G0, Lientenant Ezra Tucker of llopkinton, N. II.? Any informa- 
i<(»n regarding the family or name of Pressie will be welcome. 

% .f, ^'^LLEK. Who was the third wife of Thomas Fuller (wlio, in 
'♦•■>S, came to America, settled first in Woburn, afterward in .Middleton, 
'^"d died in lt;08), and when were thev married? AVhat was her maiden 
"aiJ'e, the date of her birth and death? 



In 1698, her daii2:liters, by a former marriage, were wives of James 
Proctor, Aaron Cleveland and JoJm Wilson of AVobnrn. 

What was the maiden name of the wife of Thomas son of 27i0Tnas 
Fuller above ; also what were the names of her parents and where did 
they reside? 

If she was a widow at time of her marriage with Thomas Fuller, 
junior, wliat was tlie name of lier former husband? (By one authority 
she is called Ruth Richardson, another Ruth Richardson Tliomas ) 

Thomas Fuller, junior, married, second, Martha Drirgy, 19 July, 
1699. Where was she born, Avho were her parents, and where did tht-y 
live? What was the date of her death? 

Ruth, daughter of Thomas, senior, married first, Wheeler. 

Wanted the names of liis parents, place and date of birth and death. 

Ruth (Fuller) Wheeler, married, second, Wilkins. Wanted the 

names of his parents, with the place and date of his birth, marriage 
and death. 

Thomas Fuller, third, son of Thomas Fuller, junior, above, is vari- 
ously stated to have married Miss Buxton and Elizabeth Andrews. 
Which is correct? 

KoTK. W. P. Fuller in the Boston Transcript (query 206) has asked 
for information regarding Robert Fuller of Salem, 1638, and of his de- 
scendant Caleb Fuller of Frovidence. 

5. FRlISrCE. Who were the parents of James Prince of Danvers, 
who married, Dec. 2, 17o0, Hannah, daughter of John Putnam? What 
was the date of his birth and death, and the dates of birth and names 
of their children? 

6. PUTXAM-BAILF.Y. Did Timothy Putnam marry, about 1720, a 
daughter of Joshua Bailey of New])ury? Can any one send to the 
Recokd a list of the children of the above-mentioned Joshua Bailey, 
or any items concerning him? 

7. PUTNAM-CARR. Will some one furnish the Recokd with the 
dates of marriages, and families, of the daughters of Sergeant Thomas 
and Ann (Carr) Putnam? 

8. PUTNAM. ]Mr. Eben Putnam has prepared a genealogy of the 
Putnam family in England and Amcj-icu, ^\ liich is soon to go to press. 

All persons having records relating to this family are respectfully in- 
vited to correspond with ]\Ir. Putnam, and members of the family not 
already in receipt of genealogical blanks of record, are refpiested to 
send for them. Information regarding any particular line will be 
' cheerfully given. Address E. Putnam, Box 286, Salem, Mass. 

9. MOORS. A genealogy of this family is contemplated, especially 
of the branches settled in New Hampshire. Any information or ad- 
dresses should be sent to Mr. Ebkx Putnam, Box 286, Salem, Mass. 

10. I'UTNAM or POUTMAN of Albany. Descendants of Jan Pout- 
man of Albany, N. Y., 1660, are requested to correspond with Mr. E. 
Putnam, Box 286, Salem, Mass. 

11. ENOCH GKEENEEAF, of Boston, married Rebecca Russell. 
His parentage and ancestry are wanted. His daughter, Elizabeth, born 
in Boston, June 1, 1716, died Sept. 20, 1771 ; married Thomas Ccrry and 
was mother of Elbridge Gerry, a signer of the ].)eclaration of Indepen- 






12. SAMUEL HOWARD or HAYWAKD, of Beverly, married Mary 
llardy. Was she the daughter of Samnel Howard, of Beverly, who 
Blirriod Mary, daughter of the Rev. Samuel Dudley? Samuel Howard's 
itici'strvis Avanted. His daughter, Elizabeth, married Oct. 6, 1724, Dea. 
John Beckford. She was born Oct. 1, 1702 ; died Oct. 22, 1763. [See 
T- C. Howard's letters.] 

13. CAPTAIX ELIAS SMITH, of Beverly, died 1817, aged 73; cora- 
m.indod the privateer Mohawk, in the Revolution ; said to have been 
fnnn Manchester, Mass. He married, Feb. 26, 1765, Thankful Graves, 
^Itlow, who died Oct. 6, 1825, aged 86. Something of their ancestry 
1* dtsired. 

H. DEACOX AZARIAH BEACH married Lydia Burt. Their daugh- 
!/r. .Mindwell, born Aug. 11, 1731; died July 8, 1799 ; married, Sept. 13, 
IT'.ii. K/.ekiel Jones of HcI)ron, Conn. The ancestry of Dr. Azariah 
hvA Lydia Burt is wanted. 

]r,. CAPTAIX STEPHEN CARTER, born April 4, 1724, of Hebron, 
r.ijm,, niarried Jan. 12. 1748, Alice Cass, born Dec. 5, 1730, of Hebron, 
(■Mill. Their parentage or ancestry is asked for. 

10. ELISHA M.ACK, son of Elisha INIack of Hebron, Conn., married, 
\i\ IV.'iO, Mary Ellis of Plymouth, Mass. Her parentage is desired; also 
ihc name of wife of Elisha Mack of Hebron, Conn. 

17. JOHN TALCOTT, of Hebron, Conn., born 1731; died July 15, 
i:t".U; married Abiah Phelps, wlio died June 23, 1804. Her father was 
loluibod Phelps. Whom did he marry, and wliat was his and his wife's 

1«. TIMOTHY OSGOOD, of Andover, born Aug. 22, 1093; married, 
>-!;jylO. 1716, Mary Russell. Who were her ancestors? 'JMieirson, Peter, 
iii.trried. Sept. 8, 1743, Sarah, daughter of Benjamin Jolinson. Whom 
*ii'l llonjamin Johnson marry and who were their ancestors? 

30. LIEUT. GOV. WILLIA:M PARTRIDGE, of New Hampshire, 
^n^ born about 1654. AVho were his parents? 

:U. XICHOLAS street married Jerusha before 1716. They lived 
b» T'onnecticut. Their daughter Mary married, 1737, Vine Starr. 
^^ Itat Avas the maiden name of Nicholas Street's wife, and his and her 

31. DAVID SHAW of East Windsor, Conn., married Mary Torrey, 
U-fore 1783. Who were tlieir parents? 

Ji-'i. HENRY WILKINS married Rebecca who died April 4, 

' •'♦0, aged 40 years. Can any one give the date of their marriage ; her 
»i'.iUlen name; and the names and residence of her parents? 

•■'''. DEACON DAVID WILDER, of Lancaster, born 1705, married 
J'T third Mife, Martha White. Her ancestry wanted. 

^'- JOHN PliESCOTT married, in 1742, Mary White of Lancaster. 
*i'T aiicestry wanted. 

"'^- S.U{ AH FRANKLIN, born Oct. , 1750, of New York, daughter of 
M'nuel Franklin, whose ancestry and that of his wife are wanted. 

^'^'I REV. DANIEL PUTNAM, of Reading, 11. C. 1717, born Nov. 

»-. I'.OG, (ijed June 20, 1759 ; married Rebecca . Who were her 




40. DEACON DANIEL PUTNA:m, son of Rev. Daniel, marri* d 
Hannah Ingalls. Who were her ancestors? 

41. STEPHEN HALL, of Mcdford, married Dec. 14, 1732, ^[ary 
Muzzy, born about 1711. Who were her ancestors? 

42. AARON HALL, son of above, married June 3, 1760, Rebecca 
Pool. Who were her ancestors? 

43. Who were the parents of COL. EZRA WOOD, who died 1810, 
and who married, 1750, Anna Chapin of Upton. 

44. Who were the parents of HANNAH CURTIS, who married, 
1732, Josepli Guild of Dedham. 

45. Who were the wives of ELKANAH HUMPHREYS, born 1739 ; 
died 1818, of Barriugton, R. I. 

46. The names and ancestrv are desired of the wives of BENJA- 
MIN WATERMOUSE, of Johnston, R. I., born about 1700, died 17(;2. 

47. Was SAMUEL CHOATE, of Sndbnry? in 1768, a son of Stephen 
rnd RcbLCcn (Boriiiau; Choaic of Ruxbur}'. Stephen Choate and Re- 
becca Borman were married 4 Feb., 1730. Did they also have Stephen, 
Rebecca and Hannah? 

48. Desired, the parenta.ije of SAMUEL ABORN, born in Salem 
about 172G; removed to Tolland, Conn., in 1732; and of MARY ING- 
HAM of Hebron, Conn. He died at Tolland, Aug. 3, 1811. 


The following items, relating to the name of Drake, are taken from 
the East Greenwich, R. I., records : 

Book I, page 87. Christopher Smith, son of Capt. Simon, late of 
Warwick, R. I., dec, and Feir Joyce, daughter-in-law of Capt. John 
Drake of East Greenwich, married by Thomas Spencer, Justice, Jan. 
9, 1731-2. 

Book I, page 59. Cliildrcii of John and Esther Drake : 
Elizabetii, born March 1, 1724-5. 
Francis, born May 2<>, 1727; died Apr. 9, 1748. 

From tombstone in burial lot at Cavesit, Warwick, R. I. : 

Here lictli Interred 

ye body of Capt. John 

Drake, died June ye 21st, 

• 1739, in ye 39 year 

of liis age. 

In Memory of 

Esther, ye wife of 

Capt. Jolm Drake, 

died.luly ye 23d, 

1738. Aged 

53 Years. 

The above tombstones are of dark slate, have rounded tops, with 
winged head over the inscription, and scroll work on the sides. 
Stones in excellent preservation. 

J. W. Arnold. 


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To QUKRY 19. "Richard Chick married Martha Lord, July 11, 1702, 
fti Dover, N. H." See p. 151, Proceedings Mass. Hist. Soc, 187o-7G. 

••IJichard Chick of Roxbury, by ^vife Avhose name is not seen had 
Hichiird. born 26 June, 1G7S, and died 13 Oct., 1686, aged 4:8, and his 
wife died 19 March, 1G9U. Thomas of Dover, 1671." Savage, Vol. i, 

p, i<7G. 
Does the above give any aid in answer to qnery 19 ? 

Chakles G. Chick, 

Hyde ParJc, Mass, 

To QCERY 2.3. Elizabeth Hayward, M'ho married James Kettell, of 
Ik'verly and Charlestown, born about 16G5, was the daughter of Nath- 
»!)ii'l, and granddaughter of Nicliolas Hayward, one of the first settlers 
of .*<alein. Her mother was Elizabeth Corning, daughter of Samuel 
C'Tiilng, sr., an early settler in Salem. 

Fiirtlier information regarding either Coining or Hayward, will be 


W, Hartford, Conn. 

To QUERY 29. Benjamin Tucker, 3d, son of Benjamin, jr., and 
F.Ii/nheth (Williams) Tucker, of Roxbury, Mass. (born ]March 5, 1704 ; 
<!iid at Leicester, Mass). ; married 3 April, 1729, Mary, daughter of 
Daniel and Rebecca (Cartiold) Warren, of Watertown, Mass. (born 
- May, 1703, died at Leicester, Mass.). 

r> 'njaniin Tucker, 3d, removed to Leicester, Mass., 1727, and had 
•'i.v diildri-n there, from 1730 to 1743. Further information of these 
rhiUIrcu desired. 

Edward H. Williams, Jr. 

To Qi'ERY 31, Philip Duda', said to have been a Huguenot from the 
U\v of Jersey, was an emigrant to Dover, N. H., settling in that part 
n»»w known as Durliam. 

Ji'-^'-ph Duda^ (sometimes spelled Duday) was son of Philip Duda, 
J"^<-|>li lived in Durham. He married, ])riorto 1712, Rel)ecca, daughter 
•»f (liarles Adams, jr., of Durham. Rebecca having died, lie married 
n.HtiiiMli and died before 2.5 DcC, 17.51. 

Nicluilas^ (Joseph,^ I'ldUp^), born in Durham (in that part now 
k.:!>.^vIl as Lee), 1730. Nicholas Duda changed his name to Durell and 
l'< ihe Nicholas Durell who married Abigail Meserve. They were prob- 
•I'ly married in Portsmouth, but Nicholas lived and died in Lee. 

r»'r additional i)articidars concerning the later generations, sec Vol. 
^1 ^l^■S8) of Granite Monthly in the sketch of Judge Edward l^urrell. 

The above information is sent to ns by John R. Ham, M.D., of 
'^'^'Vcr, N. IL, who vouches for its accuracy. 

*, i 

I I 

The old John Davenport house at New IlaTcn, Conn., has been de- 
molished. Duruii^the tearing down of this historic building many in- 
teresting historical relics were brought to notice, among them being 
bricks brought from England by John Davenport, and pieces of timber 
used in the tirst house built in Xew Haven. 

The Republic (which was formerl}^ published weekly in New York 
City), for Aug. 20, 1890, gives a comprohenviveli^t of docunicnls burned 
by tlie Briiish during the occupation of Washington, Aug. 24, 181-1. 

Many genealogical and historical items particularly such as pertain 
to Revolutionary soldiers, have appeared in the columns of the Re- 

Elbridge C. B. Mcsservc, died 8^1^ Aug. 18G3,aged 27 yrs. 9 mos. 


Matxe Epi'iapiis — lu a pasture on the road to South West Bend | 

from Brunswick, there have been a number of burials. Two only of | j 

the stones remain, \iz. : ^ ' 

In memory of | Elizabeth | dauixhter of John & | Elizabeth Barker | 4 

who died | Aug. 2, 1825. | aged 8 months 21 da. % 

Rosymond | Died | Dec. 10, 1811 I il-:t.8 mos. | '| 
Susan J. I Died | July 9, 1845 | iEt., 3 yrs. | Children of 1 Lonson & 

Joan I Terrell. * | 

From the family burial place on the Reuben Messerye farm on the i 
road to Richmond Corner from Richmond. 


Elizabeth, wife of Aaron B. Plummer, died 5^i> Apr. 18G1, aged 29 ^ 

3rrs. 9 nios. 1 

Harriet, daughter of John B. and Harriet Umberhind, died 14tiiFeb. I 

1852, aged C mos. 1 

Harriet Ann, wife of John B. Umberhind, died 2Gtii Dec. 1852, aged M 

25 years 5 mos. § 

Levina,* wife of Reuben Messerve, died 8tii May 187G, aged 72 yrs. | 

Reuben IMesserve, died 22 Feb. 18G2, aged G2 yrs. 1 mo. 10 dys. .1 

Rebecca, wife of John W. Booker, died 5 April, 1870, aged 25 yrs. ' 

C mos. 12 dvs. - 

* Maiden name Booker. ,^- 


NOTES. 77 

riiarles R., son of Reuben G. and Rutli L. Messerve, died lOtiiDec. 
1$*?:, a^ed 8 yrs. 2G dys. 

Matthias, son of Reuben and Leviua Messerve, died 17^^ June, 1838, 
»j;c<l 8 yrs. 11 mos. 

Delia E., daugliter of Reuben andLevina Messerve, died 25 Sept. 18-iO, 
ft^ed 10 dys. 

Charles R., son of Reuben andLevina Messerve, died 13 May, 1848, 
tLi:vi\ 10 yrs. 3 mos. 

Sylvester F., son of Reuben and Levina Messerve, died 7^1^ Nov. 
I<'>!*), aged 23 yrs. 3 mos. 

Tlirec brothers, viz. : Joshua, AVilliam and Reuben Afesserve, had 
i-fich a farm given them, adjoining one another, b}' tlieir father in 
lijchmond. They Avere originally from Scarborough. 

.\mi:hica — France. The Detroit Jotirnal is endeavoring to raise a 
fund, tliroiigh the aid of descendants of Revolutionary soldiers, in or- 
iJi r to present to France a testimonial, to commemorate the alliance 
• •f America and France Mhich resulted in our independence of Great 

.All persons interested in the good "work arc advised to forward their 
li.MiM' and address to W. 11. Brearley, Detroit Journal, Detroit. 

Subscription blanks may be had upon application at our office. 

Town Rkcouds. — This office Mill receive and preserve, in fireproof 
^hu!t>, any copies of town or parish records. From time to time any 
»'..'' h will be placed in print in the Record and so kei)t from destruction. 

'J"own clerks and otlurs, intert-stod in the preservation of early rec- 
'Ms, are requested to Avrite for our I>lauks for the recording of condi- 
tiou.s aud places of deposit, etc., of the early town records. 

Savagk's Genkalogical Diction aky of N. E. — A line set of this 
valuable work is for sale at our office; price $55. 

TfiCK's TIiSTOiiY OK THE XoiiTif Pauish, Danvers.— Wautcd, one or 
»Jwre copies of this work at a fair price. 

^'rxr.RAL RiN<JS; — Any of our readers having Funeral lyings in their 
»*^'>s<.'ssion are requested to send a description of the same to the Rec- 


.Srnold's Vitai, Record or Rhode Island. — It is with great pleas- 
^'t- Uiut we are able to state to our readers that Vol. i of the above 
t -niluiioQ work is now in the hands of the printer and will soon be 

I" those of Rhode Island ancestry no book has ever appeared hav- 
''■«.' Mich value and interest. To who are endeavoring to preserve 
'" vc'^'"''^ I'c-cords, this book will give great encouragenieut. 

-ir. Arnold has for years been engaged on this labor of love, the 

78 NOTES. 

magnitude of -wMcli can be appreciated Avhen it is stated that every 
birth, marriage and death on tlie records of all the Ehode IslandtoAvns. 
from ir36 to 1850, has been copied and arranged for the printer. 

The Rhode I^^land bar and the Ehode Island press have repeatedly 
shown their appreciation of Mr. Arnold's work, and it now remains 
for the genealogical public to come forward and relieve him of his 
share of the linancial burden, only a part of which has been assumed 
by the state. 

Vol I -vvill relate to Kent county, originally the town of Warwick, 
one of the four original towns of the state, and which was settled in 

iMr. Arnold is the editor of the Narragansett Historical Register, in 
which copies of so many toAvn Records have appeared. 

The price of the " Vital Record" is placed at $4.50 a volume. 

ANCESTitAL Charts. — Mr. Austin, box 81, Providence, R. I , has re- 
cently issued a specimen of a tabular ancestral sheet. The chart is 
comprehensive and just the thing for recording a t>hort line of ances- 
try. ^ 

Silsbee-Gallf.y-Burt. — In the library of the Pedham Historical 
Society is a King Janios Bible of lG14-lo. In this Bible occur the fol- 
lowing family records : 

"Ephraiin Silsbe son of Ephraim and Rachel Silsbe was born the 
Twenty Second of the 11 month 1700. In Lynn Esther Silsbe, wiJ'e 
to Ephraim Sil>bi' tlie Daughter of Larvence and Tamson SoutliAvick. 
Was born The Tliird Day of the 1 moiitli 1713. Rachel Silsbe Thair 
Daughter was born 'J'he 15 Day of the 8 month 1740. 

Sarali Silsbe was born the 1) i)ay of tlie 9 month 1753. Esther Silsbe 
was born The G Day of tlie 5 month 175G. 


[The Ephraim Silsbe who married Rachel Basset was son of Henry 
and Dorothy Silsbe of Lynn. (See Emmerton's Silsboe Gen.) This 
E{)hraim marrit-d Jan. 23, IGDS, Rachel, dangliter of William and Sarali 
(Burt) Bassett, -svlio was born March 13, IGGG. They liad Henry, born 
Nov. 15, 1G94, married Abigail Collins; Ephraim as above and Rachel. 

Dr. Emmerton states in his Silsbee Gen., that Ephraim Silsbee. jr., 
was of Boston, and was a blacksmith. Further particulars lie does 
not give. We are pleased to be able to supply a missing family]. 

"Jane Galley was born October 2, 1771. D3-ed March 5, 177G. 

Jane Galley was born October 22, 177'J. 

Jolin Galley was l)orn ]\Iarch 5, 1781. 

Sarah Galley was born 31 1782. . 

}*hilip Gallev was born Deceml)er 27 1783. 

Sally Clark died August 28 1822 Ag 20." 

(Information is requested concerning the Galley family.) 

•'Samewell Bax>ftt was born tlie 10 day of March, 16G4." 
"Edward Bnrtt." 

[Sarah Burt, Avho married William Bassett, was daughter of Hugh 

On the title paire occurs : 

" Sarah Galley her book 1782" 

" Josejih Southwick" 

'♦ Goodwife Ba>sett at Linn " 

"John Clark jr. 1821" 

r I! 



The ninth annual meeting: of this society avjis held at 
O.ikdale, Lake St. Catherine, during the hist of Auirust. 

Officers elected for the ensuing year were : President, 
]>.,rnrs Frisbce of Poultney ; Vice Presidents, Andrew N. 
Adams of Fairhaven, Dr. James Sanford of Castleton ; 
Secretary and Lil)rarian, Hein-y Clark of Rutland ; Treas- 
urer, Dr. Charles Woodhouse of Rutland. 


The society held its first regular meeting after the sum- 
mer vacation in the society building on Wednesday even- 
iifg, Oct. 1, President Don Gleason Hill in the chair. 
Alter the reading of the minutes of the last(June) meet- 
ing, the Librarian, Mr. John II. Burdakin, reported the 
i«-H-eipt of one hundred and thirty-four l)ound volumesand 
»bont two hundred pami)hlets since the last meeting. 
I'roni the Essex Institute was received a full set, twenty- 
tive volumes, of tiieir Collections. From Mrs. R. O. 
Slorrs, forty- three nicely l)onncl volumes of Hunt's Mer- 
<^kanls Magazine ; from Albert McDonald an ancient deed 
fioni the Indians of the two hundred acres which was ex- 
cepted out of the Indian deed of Dedham. 

I'hc President announced the death of two members of 
t)»e society, — Mr. Danforth P. AVight, a resident mem- 
**<*r, and Benjamin II. Dewing of Revere, a corresponding 
'JH-niber. Mr. Dewing had visited the society rooms only 
ft'Hmt a week before his death, and had made an MS. <iQue- 
*^''\-y of liis ancestors, which, with some other valuable 
«|ticles, are to be given, by his direction, to the Society. 
Ihc Pre.sjdent appointed Fred. J. Stimpson, Esq., to pre- 



pare a memorial sketch of Mr. Wight, and J\lr. John H. 
Burdakin to prepare a sketch of Mr. Dewing, to be pre- 
sented at next meeting'. Rev. M. F. Cheney then read a 
very interesting and picturesque paper upon Old Cambridge 
and Bostori, Eiighmd, after which remarks were made upon 
the subject of the paper by Rev. Calvin S. Locke. The 
Society adopted a design for a corporation seal, the centre 
of Avhich shows the okl Dedham huidmark, Powder Rock, 
and the Charles River at the foot, with appropriate inscrip- 
tions. About sevent}^ persons ^vere present at the meet- 
ing, showing that the interest in the work of the Society 
does not irrow less. 



The regndar quarterly meeting was held at Taunton, 
July 28, President Emery in the chair. 

Mr. Abner C. Goodcll, jr.. President of the Xew Eng- 
land Genealogical Society, read a paper entitled "Reho- 
])oth as the place of the First Continental Congress (of 


The regular monthly meeting was held Oct. 7, but only 
routine business was transacted. 

Early in November the society will hold a public meet- 
ing at which Prof. Leslie A. Lee and Sumner L. Ilolbrook, 
Esq., will each read a pa[)er. 

During the past sunnner many additions have been made 
to the cabinet of the society, and much interest was awak- 
ened among Brunswick people. 


The October meeting of this society was held Oct. 1, 
at the society's house, with President A. C. Goodell, jr., 
in the chair. In the absence of the recording secretary, 
i\Ir. AV. K. AVatkins was appointed secretary, 7;?-o tern. 

The following members were transferred from the I'oU 
of corresponding members to that of the honorary I'oll : 

]^>cnson John Lossing, LL.D., George Henry Moore, 

t 1 


LL.D., John GilmarySliea,LL.D., David iMasson,LL.D., 
James MacPhersoii LeMoine, F.R.S.C., Georire William 
Curtis, LL.D., Xathaniel ELolmes Morisoii, LL.D., Sir 
John Campbell Allen, LL.D., Edward Augustas Free- 
man, D.C.L., Charles Kendall Adams, LL.D., Sir Theo- 
dore Martin, LL.D., James Anthony Fronde, A.M. 

The following were nominated resident members, to be 
voted upon at the November meeting : 

Dr. Thomas William Parsons, A.M., Boston, Charles 
Frank Mason, A.B., Harvard College, Hon. Edward 
Francis Johnson, LL.B., Woburn, Otis Xorcross, LL.B., 
IJoston, Edward Wheelwright, A.M., Boston, Julius H. 
Tultle, Dedham, Samuel Swett Green, A.^L, AVorcester, 
V/illiam Cross Williamson, xV.M., LL.B., Boston, Alex- 
juuler Strong Wheeler, A.B., Boston, Eugene Bigelow 
llagar, A.M., LL.D., Boston, James Hannnond Trum- 
bull, A.M., LD.D., L.H.D., Hart lord ; also for honorary 
membership, James Bryce, D.C.L., London. 

The followinir were elected resident members : 

John Eli Blakemore, Boston, John Hitchcock, Boston, 
Stephen Willard Phillips, Salem, Abbott Lawrence, Bos- 
ton, Koger Wolcott, Boston, Uriel Haskell Crocker, Bos- 
ton, F]dnumd Hatch Bennett, Boston, Walter Lloyd 
JellVies, ])Oston, Albert Bushnell Hart, Cambridge, Harry 
^\ iiichester Cinmingham, Boston, Alexander McKenzie, 
^'anibridge, David Kice Whitney, Boston, Ira Jonathan 
J*-ttch, Salem. 

At this meeting it was voted to petition the council for 
Hie meetings hereafter to be held at 3 o'clock instead of 


A committee of three were appointed as follows. Rev. 
'J^'my A. Hazen, Edmund T. Eastman, M.D., William 
*>. Trask, A.M., to prepare resolutions on the death of 
JVedcrick Billinus, LL.D. 



Billings Family Reunion. 

The descendants of Eoger Billings, who settled in 
Squantum in 1635, held their sixth reunion at the Ameri- 
can House, Boston, Sept. 8 and 9, 1890. 

The President, S. W. Billings of Sharon, presided. 
Prayer was offered hy the Rev. Mr. Pearce of Blackstone. 

The Secretary, Mr. D. B. Montairue of Snriniriield, read 
the family records and Charles Billings, Esq., of Billings- 
bridge, Can., the family historian, gave a most interesting 
account of his genealogical labors and especially of his 
searches in Enirland. 

After dinner the following officers were elected for the 
following year: President, S. W. Billings of Sharon; 
Secretary and Treasurer, D. B. Montague of Springtleld ; If 

Historian, Charles Billiniis of Billincfsbridiie, Canada. 

Boston was chosen as the next place of meeting and the 
date, September 1891. 

PooK-PooiiE Association. 

The Poor-Poore Famdy met at South Church, Peabody, 
Sept. 10. 

Two hundred memhers were present. Albert Poor of 
Boston called the Association to order and Rev. D. W. 
Poor, D.D., of Philadelphia^ welcomed the members. 

The followin^f officers were elected : 

Directors, F. H. Poor, Somcrville ; J. ]M. Poor, Haver- 
hill ; Alfred Poor, Manchester, N. II. ; N. C. Poor, New- 
ton ; Samuel Poor, Hampton, N. II.; E. L. Poor, Kast 
Northwood, N. H. ; G. AV. Poor, INIalden ; H. V. Poor, 
Brookline ; Albert Poor, Boston ; J. R. Poor, Ltiwrence ; 
Nathaniel Poor, Peabody; I. P. Poor, Georgetown; and 
Alfred M. Poore, M.D., of Salem who is also Historian and 




Allan Family. 

The Allan Family' of Deniiysville met at the old home- 
stead during the third week in August. There were four 
generations present. 

Theophilus Wilder Allan and his sister Miss Abbie A. 
Allan were the host and hostess on this occasion. 

The Burt Family. 

As announced in our July number, the descendants of 
Ilcnry Burt held a gathering in Springrield on the third 
of this month, there being about one hundred persons pres- 

The i)rocccdings were very interesting, especially the 
addresses of Henry M. Burt, Esq., Judge Buit of Ohio, 
and Col. Burt of New York. 

The progenitor of this famil\% Henry Burt, settled in 
Springtield about 1640 and died on xVpril 30, 1662, leav- 
ing sons David, Jonathan and Nathaniel. 


The Eastman Family. 

The Eastman Family Association htdd its annual meet- jl 

ing at East Concord, N. II., October 8. Fred. A. East- 
man, Esq., delivered an historical address. 

Mr. John Eastman Fry is President, and amoni]: the 
Nice-Presidents are Gen. Francis A. AValker, Hon. Ed- 
niund T. Eastman and Hon. Ambrose Eastman. 

Eaton Family Association. 

The Eaton Family Association held its sixth reunion at 
the Meionaon on the afternoon of Aug. 19. 

The following oflicers were elected : 

President, Rev. William H. Eaton, D.D., of Keene, 
N. H. ; Secretary, Prof. Daniel C. Eaton of New Haven, 
Conn. ; Treasurer, Edward B. Eaton, Boston. 

A collation was served after the meetim^. 

Among those ])resent Avcre President Edward D. Eaton, 
^^.D., of Bc'loit Col., Wis. ; Hon. John Eaton of iMarietta 
<^'<>llcge, Ohio. 

I'he members of this Association arc descended from 



Francis Eaton of Pl^^mouth, John Eaton of Declham, 
John Eaton of Haverhill, John Eaton of Reading; and 
William Eaton of lieading. 

The Wiley Family. 

President Eaton of the AVakeficld Historical Society 
presided over a small gathering of descendants of John 
and Elizabeth AYile3^ 

John Wiley settled in Reading soon after 1640, and has 
left many descendants. 


Another meeting is to be held at some future date. 

The Emery Family Association. 

The descendants of John and Anthony Emery held their 
eleventh meeting, Sept. 18, 1890, at Boston. 

The President, Rufus Emery, delivered an address, and 
prayer Avas offered ])y Rev. George F. Claik of West 
Acton. After the opening exercises many interesting M 

papers were read, princi[)al among which was one by Edwin j/f 

Emery of New Bedford, "On the origin and significance p 

of the familv name." 

Many bright and interesting remarks were made after 
dinner, and havinir elected the followin<jj list of ollicers for 
1890-91, the meeting adjourned. 

President : Rev. Rufus Emery, Xewburgh, N. Y. 

Vice Presidents: Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, Bangor, i\Ie., 
Rev. S. Hopkins Emery, Taimton, ]Mass., Hon. Mattliew 
G. Emery. Washington, D. C, Hon. Lewis Emery, jr., 
Bradfoi-d, Pa., Hon. Charles T. Emery, Toledo, Ohio, 
lion. George W. Emery, Sea View, Mass., Hon. George 
F. Emery, Portland, Me., Hon. Charles E. Emery, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

Secretary and Treasurer : Thomas J. Enjer}', Esq., Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

Executive Connnittee : President and Secretary, and 
Messrs. John S. Enieiy, William H. Enieiy, Hiram Em- 
eiy, Francois F. Emery, all ot Boston, Emery Cleaves, 
Salem, IMass., Mark P. Emery, Portland, Me. 

Genealogical Committee : President and Secretary, and 


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Messrs. tTohn S. Emeiy, Boston, Edwin Emery, New 
Bedford, Emery Cleaves, Salem, George F. Clark, West 
Acton, Charles E. Stevens, AYorcester, Charles W. Em- 
ery^ Craiterbury, N. H., Jonas A. Emery, U. S. A., 
Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., and Miss Jane T. Emery, South 
Berwick, Me. 

The Needham Family Reunion. 

The descendants of John Xeedham, the famous stone 
(juarrym;in and master builder of South Peabody daring 
the early years of the century, held their annual gathering 
under the trees on the Konnd Hill, on John Needham's 
old homestead farm, in Kockdale, July 24. There were 
over two hundred present, coming from Boston, Ded- 
hani, LyniK Somerville, Cambridge, Danvers, Beverly, 
AVoburn, South Peabody, Lynnfield, Cincimiati, O., and 
many other ])laces. The Xeedhams carry their family 
tree back to the four l^rothers and one sister, who came 
from the north of Enoland and landed at Salem between ' M 

1080 and 1690. One of these brothers w^ent up the ]\fer- 
riinack and settled near the present site of Lowell, and 
another went to Charlton in Avestern Massachusetts, while 
(ieoi'ire and John Xeedham located in the re2:ion about 
bouth Peabody. This John Needham's son, John, is the 
grandsire whom the South Peabody and Lynn Xeedhams 
assemble to do honor once a year. He was born in 1760 
and died in 1832. He was a soldier of the Kevolution, 
belonging to Captain Gideon Foster's Danvers company. 

OtHcers were elected as follows : President, Albei-t 
Xeedham of Lynn ; Vice President and General ]\Iana2:er, 
Albert L. Xewhall of Peabody; Secretary, jNliss Eleanor 
J. Williams of South Peabody. 


Hautwell. Descendants of AVilliam Hartwell held 
their second annual reunion, Aug. 28, at Concord. 

Haklan. Descendants of Geor^^e and ^Michael Harlan, 
'»rotliers, who settled in Delaware in 1687,' met at Pieh- 
»"<>»id, Ind., durinir Ausjust. 

liGLEY. Descendants of John Higle}^ wdio settled in 

Aineiica in 1666, held their fourth annual reunion in the 

C:<jngregational Church at Simsbury, Conn. 

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Persons of the several names given below are advised 
to send such records as they may have to the compilers of 
these orenealoaies. 

We suggest that all facts illustrative of family history 
and character or hereditary characteristics, physical or 
otherwise, be communicated. 

In making communications, full names and dates, and 
records of service under government, etc., etc., add much 
to the value of the record. 


Allen, b}^ O. P. Allen of Palmer, Mass. Descendants 

of Joseph Allen of Newport, born 1727-8. | | 

Banta Family, by Theodore M. Banta, 346 Broadway, 

N. Y. City. I 

Bartlktt. — Descendants of Robert Bartlett of Ply- ^ 

mouth, 1023, b}^ Hiram Bartlett Lawrence, 185 Pine St., ^ 

Hol^^oke, Mass. V 


Champion Family, by Francis B. Trowbridge, P. O. J 

Box 1605, New Haven, Conn. I 

CiiOATE Family, by Rev. E. O. Jameson, Millis, Mass. | 

Crandall Family, by Elwin G. Davis, Myrtle St., Bos- j 

CnowNiNSiiiELD Family, by Benj. W. Crowninshield, |; 

Esq., Boston, Mass. ;■ 

Drake. —The descendants of Thomas Drake of Wey- ^' 

mouth, Mass., who died in 1692, by Rev. W. L. Chafl'in 
of North Kaston, Mass. 



Emeey Family. — The descendants of John Emery, sen. , 
horn 1598. Compiled by Rev. Rufus Emery, Portland, 
Conn. In press, Salem Press Publishing and Printing 

Forbes.' — Forbush Family, by Col. Fred. C. Pierce, 
Rockford, III. 

French. — The descendants of William French, an early 
settler in Cambridge and Billerica, b}^ John Marshall 
French, Esq., P. O. Box 28 , Millbrd, Mass. 

French, by Prof. Dwinel French Thompson of Lan- 
einsburo-, N. Y. 

Hatch Family, by the late Edwin T. Hatch, 1512 
CourlPhice, Denver,. Col. (also, Grow, Nye, Gidbrd fam- 
ilies). Hatch Famil}', Maine and ^Massachusetts branches, 
by E))cn Putnam, Box 286, Salem. 

Hildueth Family, by Henry O. Hildreth, 10 Reming- 
ton Street, Cambridge, Mass. 

Jones. — The family of Deacon Nathaniel Jones of AVor- 
ccster County, Mass., by Edward Doubleday Harris, Esq,, 
Stewart Bid., New York City. 

Lane. — Records of the Lane Family, by Rev. Jacob 
Chnj)man of Exeter, N. H., and Rev. James H. Fitts of 
South Newmarket, N. H. 

Pahki:u. — Descendants of Abraham Parker of Woburn 
and Chelmsford, 1640— 1G89, by John L. Parker, Box 
114, Lynn, Mass. 

Pearson Family, b}' John ]M. Pearson, of Hudson, X.Y. 

PjLLSiiURY. — Descendants of AVilliam Pillsbury of Dor- 
chester and Newbury, 1651, by Emily A. Getchell, 15 
AVoodhind St., Newburyport, Mass. 

Putnam. — Descendants of elohn Putnam of Danvers, 
1634; J.'in Poutman of Albany, 1661 ; Thomas Putnam of 
Hartford, 1740, and others of the name, by Eben Putnam, 
l><>x 286, Salem, Mass. 

Robinson Family, by Chas. E. Robinson, Box 1001, 
N^w York. 



Rust Family. Descendants of Henry East. Compiled 
by i\lbert C. Kust, Waco, Texas. 

Scott. — Descendants of William Scott of Hatfield, by 
O. P. Allen, Palmer, Mass. 

Street. — Descendants of Rev. Nicholas Street of New 
Haven, Conn., by Henry A. Street, New Haven, Conn. 

Tillinghast Family, by James Tillins^hast, Esq., of 
Bufialo, N. Y. 

Treat Family, by J. H. Treat, Lawrence, Mass. 

Whitcomb Family, by F. W. Sbepardson of Granville, 

Williams Family — The descendants of Ro])ert Wil- 
liams, of Roxbury, Mass. (160()-1G93), including the 
chiklren and grandchildren of the female branches, by 
Prof. Edward H. Williams, jr., 117 Church St., Bethle- 
hem, Penn. 

Wyman Family, by Joseph G.Wyman of Skowhegan, 

Young Family, by Dr. Aaron Young of 295 Columbus 
Ave., Boston. 



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The Dows or Dowse Family in America. By Azro 
U. Dows, Lowell, 1890. 

This book is devoted to the genealogy of the descend- 
ants of Lawrence Dows, also ot'branches of the IMasternian, 
Newman, and Morse Families. 

Mr. Dows has seen tit on page 7 to state as a fact what 
is only a probability, i. e., the marriage of Margery, daugh- 
ter of Joseph Dowse of Charlestown, to the son of Thom- 
:is Putnam of Salem Village. It is true she married an 
Ebeiiezer Putnam and that Thomas Putnam had a son who 
viif/ht have been the man. We think ]Mr. Dows should 
have inserted a query here. 

Again, he uses thenanu? Putnam and Puttman as inter- 
changeable. This is a mistake. The Pntnams of Salem 
have always been Putnams, the name being derived from 

The name "Putttnan" is usually considered as the prop- 
yl (y of the descendants of Jan Pout man of Albany. 

The book looks veiy well and is illustrated. 


The Pooii-PooRE Family Gathering at Havekhill, 
Mass. Sept. 14, 1887, 8 vo, pp. 107, Salem Press Pub- 
lishing and Printing, Co. 1890. 

This pamphlet contains an account of the proceedings 
<»j the third gathering of the Poor Family, with the ora- 
tion of Albert Poor, Esq., in full, in which Mr. Poor 
dwells; oil i\^Q early reli<>-ions life in New Euirland. There 
are abstracts from nuuiy letters and a very valuable collec- 
^^«>n of obituary notices which add much to our knowledge 

<^f the family. 
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i here is also a list of those present. Copies can be 

«"'id of Dr. Alfred Poore, Salem, Mass. 




A short account of the fourth gathering held at Peabody 
will be found in this number. 

Lewisham Antiquarian Society. A Calendar of Wills 
relating to the County of Kent. Proved in the Preroga- 
tive Court of Canterbury between 1384 and 1559. Edi- 
ted by Leland Lewis Duncan, F.S.A. Lee : Printed by 
Charles North, 1890. Super-royal, 8vo, pp. 93. Edi- 
tion 150 copies. 

This is the third publication of the Lewisham Antiqua- 
rian Society, of which Edward W. Brabrook, F.S.A. , 
of Lewisham, Kent, is president, and the editor of this 
volume is an honorary secretary. The previous issues of 
this societ}' are : — 1. The Regislers of St. Margaret's, Lee ; 
and 2. The Mouumeutal luscriptions in the Church and 
Churchyard of St. Mary, Lewisham. The present volume 
"contains references to all the wills relating to the county 
of Kent which were proved in the Prerogative Court of 
Canterbury from the connnencement of the series 1384 "lA 

down to the end of December, 1559. " The names of the 
testatois are arranged alphabeticidly, and there is an in- 
dex of places at the end of the book, so that one can read- 
ily refer to every will and residence. The volume will 
be of great service to students of family and local history. 
"The wills of the period before the Kefbrmation of the 
English Church," the editor tells us " are particularly rich 
in local allusions, and a short history can generally be ex- 
tracted from the wills of those who, leaving their souls to 
* God, our Lady, and all the Holy Company of Heaven' 
were seldom so poor that they did not leave something to 
the church in which they had worslii[)cd, even if it were 
only a ' tap'' to brenne and to be ' before their favorite 
saint." — jyew England Historical and Genealogical Reg- 
ister for October. 

Amonir the books of last summer relating to Geneal- 
ogy are the following: 

The Hawley Record. By Ellas S. Hawley. " Et 
suivez moy. " Buifalo, N. Y. : Press of E. IL Hut(;hin- 
son & Co., 71 and 73 West Eagle St., 1890. Folio 

/ ,. 


(16 by lOJ in.), pp. xvi+592. Only 300 copies printed. 
Price, leather back, cloth sides, $12 ; half morocco extra, 
$15 ; full morocco gilt, $18 ; full morocco extra gilt, bev- 
elled edges, $20. 

The Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) of 
Yarmouth, Mass., 1638-1888: with an Appendix con- 
taining some Notices of other Families by the Name of 
Seais. By Samuel P. May, Memb. N. E. Hist. Gen. 
Society. Albany, N. Y. ; Joel Munsell's Sons, Publish- 
ers, 1890. 8vo, pp. X + 665. Price $5, or $5.25 by 
mail. Address Samuel P. May, Newton, Mass. 

Bradbury Memorial. Record of some of the Descend- 
ants of Thomas Bradbury of Agamenticus (York) in 1634, 
and of Salisbury, Mass., in 1638: with a Brief Sketch 
of the Bi-adburys in England. Compiled chietly from the 
Collections of the late John Mei'rill Bradbury of Ipswich, 
Mass. By AVilliam Berr}^ La})ham. Portland : Brown 
Thurston & Company, 18D0. 8vo, pp. 320. Price $5. 

Genealogy of the Twining Family. Descendants of 
"William Twining, Sr., who came from Wales, or England, 
and died at Eastham, Massachusetts, 1659 : Avitli infor- 
mation of other Twinings in Great Britain and America, 
l^y Thos. »]. Twining of Sidney, Indiana. Chicago : Pub- 
lished for the Author, 1890. 8vo, pp. 172+x*i. 


Gamaliel Gerould, Son of Dr. Jacques Jerauld. 
Bristol, N. Y. : Printed by B. W. Musgrovc. 1890, 8vo, 
pp. 15. 

Balch Pedigree. A Tabular Pedigree showing the de- 
i'cendants of John Balch, one of the "Old Plairters " in 
Sulem. By Dr. G. B. Balch, Yonkers, N. Y. 

The New England Histokical and Genealogical 
Ur.oisTEii, Vol. xliv, October, 1890. This number con- 
^iiins the title page, table of contents and indices of Vol. 
XLIV, and completes one of the most interesting volumes 



of the Resfister. Amons: the most valuable articles is Dr. 
Raven's List of Subscribers at Denniugton, Suiiblk, to 
the Eiioaorement of 1651, and Rev. Mr. Bodire's conckul- 
ing paper on the Soldiers of King Philip's War. Mr. 
Waters' Gleanin<js this time relate to a wider ran^e of 
families than usual. Among those especially favored are 
the Whipple and Kent families of Essex Co., the Lanes, 
Lees and others. ]Maine, IMassachusetts and Virginia are 
all mentioned. A little additional Washinoton matter is 
«:iven. Amons: the most interesting- wills is that of John 
Hooker, brother of Rev. Thomas Hooker, of Maretield, 
England. Other papers are short genealogies of the de- 
scendants of Lt. William French of Billeiica and of the 
Descendants of David H;imilt()n. A more complete gen- 
ealogy of the French iamily is promised. 

Mr. Dean gives ns a memoir of the late William H. 
Montague who was the last surviving: founder of the so- 
ciety. There is a porti-ait accompan\'ing the memoir. 
Mr. IMontague was descended from Richard ^lontague of 
Hadley, and did much toward collecting the materials lor 
the Montairue Genealo^ry. 

Dr. Fogg calls attention to the fact that Crispus At- 
tucks had an alias, viz., Michael Johnson. 

The other papers are " Record Book of the Sextons of 
the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth, N. J.," and 
"Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook and others." 

TiiK Dediiam Histokical Ricgister, Vol. i, No. iv, 
OcTOJJicK, 1890. This numi)er com[)letes the first volume 
of this interesting and valuable publication ot the Dedham 
Historical Society, and the society has every reason to be 
pleased with the year's results. 

The number on our desk contains several articles which 
are of interest ])articularly to families of Dedham and vi- 
cinity, but the Extracts from the Ames Diary, the install- 
n]ents from Dover Records and tlie copy of the Needham 
Epita[)hs ai'e all of value to a wider lange of readers. 

The Caryl and Thayer families are noticed by Mr. Locke 
and Ml". Burdakiu, res[)ectively. 

This number contains the title p.'ige, table of contents 
and indices of Vol. i. 



In the Illustrated American of August 30 is an ex- 
(reniely interesting article, by Mr. Stanley E. Johnson, 
ilescriptiveof the state park at Redding, Conn. This park 
is known as Putnam Park, as it was here that Gen. Israel 
Putnam, during the winter of 1778-79, encamped. 

The article is profusely illustrated, among the cuts being 
an excellent reproduction of a photograph of the "Gen. 
Putnam House," near Asylum Station, Danvers, where 
"Wolf" Putnam was born, and there is also a view of the 
very chamber where he tirst saw the light, with all its old 
fashioned, quaint furniture. 

Mnch of the article is given up to reminiscences of that 
jrreat Revolutionary hero, and a very fair presentment of 
Pulnaui's character is there given, perhaps a little harsh, 
however, in one instance. 

The New England Notes and Queries. Vol. i. No. 
3. July, 1890. 

Mr. Shotwell contributes to this number his line of de- 
scent fi-om Robert Carr of Newport and also a peculiar for- 
nnila for linding the day of the week answering to any 
given date since the Greiiorian calendar came into use. 

I here is also a short aiticle on Rhode Island dnriniz: Kinsf 
1 hilip's war, and the usual number of Notes and Queries. 

History of the Lower Kennebec, 1602-1889. By 
Parker McCobb Reed. Bath, Maine, 1889. 

This })amphlet, the tirst of a series on the history of the 
Lower Kennebec, or what was in former years called the 
•'^agadahoc, is a very valuable I'eference book on early 
Maine liistory, particularly to those who arc anxious to 
turn right to a disputed point rather than wade through 
»"any volumes. 

Mr. Reed is president of the Sairadahoc Historical So- 
^■Jety and a member of the ]Maine Historical Societ}', and 
i^i authority on all niiitters pertaining to the history of Bath 
«i»d vicinity. 

-I liis pamphlet may be had of the Salem Press Printing 
«n(l Publishing Co., at tifty cents per copy, postpaid. 





The Salem Press Historical and Genealogical 
JxECORD. iSunii)er 1, Volume 1. Jiilv, 1890. Published 
by the Stilem Press Publishinii' aucl Printing C()mi)any, 200 
Dei'by St., Saleu], ^NIiiss. 8vo, pp. 53. Published qunr- 
terly. Subscription price $1.50 a year. Single number 
50 cts. 

This is the first number of an antiquarian periodical 
connnenced bv the Salem Press Publishing: Comnimv, and 
which promises to be very useful. The present number 
contains an Introduction, showing the objects and scope 
of the magazine ; instalments of the Publishments of the 
Town of Salem, and materials for a Genealogy of the 
Moors Family ; Notes and Queries, Proceedings of His- 
torical Societies, Notes, Genealogies in Preparation and 
Book Notes. A prominent feature will be the town rec- 
ords. Every number of the cjuarterh^ is to contain copies 
from the original records of some of our New England 
towns hitherto unp(d)lished. The editor and the printer 
are to be congratulated upon the quality and the appear- 
ance of the woik. — From the October num))er of The 
J^etv England Historical and Genealogical liegisier. 

The first number of the Salem Press Historical and 
Genealogical 1vi:cord has made its a[)pearance. The 
number for Jul^', 1890, contains much valuable mntter. 
One of the objects of the publication is the i)iinting of 
local records. The work will be much appreciated by 


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HISTORICAL AXD Genealogical 


Vol. I. Januaky, 1891. No. 3. 




In the year 1G72, there were onlv six stiii>e coache>^ run- 
niiig ill Great Britain ; and one John Cresset wrote a 
pamphlet urgini>- their -su])pressi()n. Anioni:' other reasons 
which he ii'ave in defence of his o})inions were these : 
"These Staue Coaches make aentlemen come to London, 
upon everv small occasion which otherwise thev would not 
do, but upon urgent necessity ; nay, the convenience of 
the ])nssage makes their wives often come up, avIio rather 
thnn come such loni>- journevs on horseback, would stav 
»l home. Here when they come to town, they nui>t ])res- 
ently be in the mode, get fine clothes, go to plays and 
treats, and bv these means i>et such a habit of idh^ness 
and love of pleasure that they are uneasy ever after." 

M hat the London shopkeepers thought of this reason- 
nig may be easily inferred . But people can be found in these 
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days, and in this country, who enlcilain the same notions ; 

on the subject of travel, that this okl English writer did. i 

They argue that extravagance in dress and luxury in gen- 
eral arc o^reatlv increased ^vitli easy and cheap means of i 
conveyance. ■< 

However it may l)e al)out the extra vaoance of travel- | 

lers, there is no doubt Avhatever that people are more rest- 
less and unsettk^d than they ever Avere before, and it may 
well ])e dou])ted whether the multiplied comforts and con- 
veniences of our time add so nuich to our lia})})iness as 
is sometimes su])posed. P)ut we are willing to allow that 
Ave woukl not care to i^o back to the old arranuements. 

It seems sometimes to be the case that those who have 
the most money and can travel as much as they please, 
and have •'nothinii' in the world to do but to kill time" 
are in reality the most unhappy people, and are very apt '| 

to imaiiine themselves out of health. They are sent abroad 
b}' their doctoi's, who do not know anything else to rec- 
ommend, well kn()\vini>; that the sickness is all imairina- |j' 
lion and no medicine could help those ])atients. f 

SomeliOAv, those who have Avork to do, and whose minds | 

are employed, seem to be l)Iessed with better health in the 
loniz; i"un than the unsettled, travel) inu', do-nothinir kind of 
peo})le. Of course, there are exceptions to prove the rule, 
and those wealthy })eople who have any kind of a hobby 
such as is furnished bv scientilic, historical or <>enealouical I 

investigations, or the collecting mania, are apt to be happier 
themselves, and more interestini): to their friends and to 
other })eople. 

But to return to the old travellers : Macaulav in his 
Ilistor}^ of England says : "Of all inventions, the alphabet 
and the ])rinting })ress alone excei)ted, those inventions 

of our species. The inliabitants^of London were foi- al- 



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most eyery practical purpose further from Reading (in the 
seventeenth century) , than thc}^ are now from Edin])urgji 
and fiirther from Edinburgh than they now are from Vi- 
enna. A coach and six is in our time never seen exce})t 
as a part of some pageant. The frequent mention of such 
equipages in old l)()oks is likel}' to mislead us. Weattri- 
l)iile to magnificence what was really the eticct of a verv 
(lisagreea])le necessity. People in the time of Charles 
Second, travelled with six Jiorses because with a smaller 
mnnber there was irreat danger of stickinii: fast in the 
mire, nor were even six horses often sufficient. On the ])est 
lines of communication the ruts were deep, the descents 
precipitous, and the way, often such as it was, hardly pos- 
-ihle to distinguish in the dusk from the uninclosed heath 
and fen which layon both sides. On the roads of Derln'shii-e 
travellers were in constant fear of their necks and were 
frequently conq)elled to alight and lead their beasts. The 
(liliiculty and expense of conveying large parcels from })lace 
to place was so great, that an extensive work Avas longer 
in niakino- its way from Paternoster Ivowto Devonshire or 
Lancashire than it now is in reaching Kentuck3^" 

A\ e often hear about the English roads beinn: so much 
snpeiiorto our own, from Americans, and Englishmen say 
that they ought to be fine because they have been more 
than a thousand years in i)rocess of making, but it would 
J»Pl)ear from ]\hicaulav's account of the seventeenth cen- 
tury, that we have never had such bad roads, certainly 
»»f>t in New England, as is there pictured. 

Now to come to our own neighborhood : How was it in 
New England in the seventeenth century ? It would l)e safe 
to say that there were no roads at all for many years after 
the first settlements at Plymouth, Salem and Boston, con- 
'^•quently no carriages and but few horses. 

'Hie Hon. Charles AV. Ui)ham, in his History of Salem 
>> itchcraft says : "For some years, the settlements were 



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necessarily confined to the shores of bays or coves, and 
the banks of rivers. There were no wheel-carriao^cs of 
any kind for transpoilation or travel. A few horses had 
been imported, but it was long])efore they could be raised 
to meet the general ^^'ants, or come nuich into use. Everv- 
thino" had to be water-borne. The onlv vehicles were 
Ijoats or canoes, inostlv the latter. There were two kind> 
of canoes. Large Avhite-pine logs were scooped or hol- 
lowed out, and wrought into suita])le shape, about two 
and a half feet in breadth and twenty in length. These 
were often quite convenient and serviceal)le, but not to be 
compared with the Indian canoes, which were made of the 
l)ark of trees, wrou<?ht with orreat skill into a l)eautitul 
shape. The settlers early supplied themselves with canoes, 
by which to thread the interior streams, and cross from 
shore to shore in the harbors. Canoes soon came into 
universal use, particularly in this neighborhood. AVood 
in his 'New Enghuid's Prospect' speaking of Salem, says : 
*There be more canowes in this town than in all the whole 
Patent, ever}' honsehold having a water horse or two.' 

The ti'aveller found his way step by step, following 
the trees thus maiked, or 'blazed,' as it was called which- 
ever method had been adopted. When the branches and 
brush were suliiciently cleared aAvay, hoises could be used. 
At i)laces rendered difiicult by large roots, partly above 
ground, intercepting the passage, or by rougli stones the 
rider would disuiount and lead the horse. From this, it 
was called a 'bridle path.' 

After the way had become sufficiently opened for ox- 
carts or other vehicles to i)ass, it would begin to receive I 
the name of a road. On reaching a cleared and fenced piece f 
of land, the traveller would cross it, opening and closing | 
gates or taking down and replacing bars, as the case might 1; 
be. This was the origin of what was called 'farm roads' | 
or* gate roads.' When a proprietor concluded it to be |. 




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for his interest to do so, he would fence in the road on both 
bides Nvhere it crossed his kind, and remove the gates or 
Imrs from eacii end. Ultimately, the road, if convenient 
for lonir travel, would be fenced in for a sreat distance and 
become a permanent ' public highway.' The early name 
of * path' continued some time in use long after it had got 
to be worthy of a more pretentious title. The old 'Bos- 
Ion Path' by which the country was originally penetrated, 
long retained that name." Thus we see the condition of 
roads from 16 9 2 to 1697. 

Travel between Boston and Salem in 1631, 

In April of this year, iSIr. Endicott in Salem wrote to 
.Mr. AVinthrop in Boston as follows : 

"I did expect to have been with you in pers(m at the 
Court, and to that end, I put to see 3'esterday and was 
ilriveii back again, tlie wind being stitf against us. And 
there heing: no canoe or boat at Saui>us, 1 must have been 
constrained to 0:0 to Mystic and thence about to Charles- 
town, which at that time durst no be so bold, my body 
being at present in all ill condition to wade or take cold, 
and therefore I desire 3'ou to })ardon nie." 

On the succeeding Oct. 25, Governor Winthrop with 
several ofiicers, journe^'ed "on foot to Saugus, where they 
passed the night and the next day ;a"iived at Salem where 
lliey were bountifully entertained by C\\\A. Endicott, etc., 
and the 28th they returned to Boston by the ford at Saugus 
»iver and so over at Mistick.'' Boston is fourteen miles 
boni Salem in an air line. Mr. Felt says: "A tradition 
has l)cen long accredited that soon after Boston was settled, 
a h'w persons from Salem visited it; that they were four 
days in going and coming; that their perils and hardships 
^'U I he journey were deemed so great, they put up a note 
*»^ Ihanks in our tirst Church, the next Sabbath after their 
^ife return." 


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BY G. B. C. 

(^Continued from page r>0,) 

George Curwen obt. 7 June 1746 2Fj» 29. In posses- 
sion of Ml*. James B. Curwen ot Salem. 

J. Bowditch, OI)t. 27 May 1758, 7R. 27. In posses- 
sion of* i\Iiss Elizabeth AVest Gardner of Salem. 

ALuy Stow, Ob. 1749, on the inside. "Death parts 
united hearts." In possession of Mr. Francis Cox of Sa- 
lem. i\Iary Stow was from Newfouiidhmd. 

lion. B. Lynde Esq. Ob» 5*'> Oct^ 1781. -E. 81. In 
possession of Fitch Edward Oliver, M.D., of Boston. 

S. P. agd. 39 Obt 22 Aprel 1707. The ring a serpent 
with tail in his mouth. In possession of Miss Elizabeth 
Cleveland Allen of Salem. | 

J. Crowninshield O. B. 25^'» May 1701. M. 65. In | 

possession of M^ Benjamin W. Crowninshield of Boston. | 

The following rings were received by Judge Sam Sew- 
all according to his Diary from which they were copied : 



Mrs. Eliza Saffiii, Obt. pt Nov 1G87. 
W" Needhani, Obt. 3^ Dec^ IGOO. 

Mrs. Kichanls Obt. P' Nov^ 1C91. 

Gov Simon Bradstrect Obt. 27^^^ March 1G97. 

( Sarah Sewall Obt. 23^ Dec^ IGOG. Ai. 2 years, dau*,ditcr of Judge 

( Sani' Sewall. | 

Mrs. Mary Danfortli Obt. 2Gih Mar., 1G97. f 

Capt Kd\v'« Wyllys Obt. 11"' Dec^ 1G!)8. 1 

Thomas Daiitortli Esq. Obt. 5"» NoV 1G99. f 

C Mrs. Jane Sewall Obt. 14"^ Jany 1700-1, motlier of Judge Sam' | 

( Sewall and IMajor Stephen Sewall. 

Mrs. Martha Collins, Obt. 2P« Marcli 1700, 




Mr. Johti Eyre, Oi)t. 17**^ June 1700. 

f Madam Eliza!)erh Sergeant Obt. 10*'^ NovM700. 

(She was born l^'^ April 16G0. 

/ Mrs. i\Iary LyricUs Obt. 20'^^ Nov 1700. 

(Maiden name Kichardson. 
Madam Emm Lynde, Obit 4'^ Sept. 1703. 
Mr. Nathi Oliver Obt. l.j*'^ April 170-t. 

(Madam Anna Kiclitu-ds Obt. 27'^ June 1704. 

(She was a daughter of Gov John Winthrop of Connecticut. 
Madam S;irnh Eeverett ()!)'. 2^^ Jany 1704-5. 

) Madam Anna Paigv Obt. 30*^ Juiie 1704. 

\ She Wiis niece of Gov Josepli Dudley. 

(Lady Maiy Sergeant Obt. 20*^ Jany 1705-G. 2E. 58 years. 
3*^ wife of Peter Sergeant Esq. and formerly widow 6f 
Sir W"' Phipps. ^ . . 

Mrs. Eli. Quiiicy 01)t. 30*^ Nov^ 1700. 
James Bavlev Esq. Obt. 18^^ Jany 170G-7. 
f Hon. F.' J."AVii!t]!rnp. 0!,t 4^'^ DcC 1707. 
\ (^Fit/john) Gov of Ooiinecticnt. 
Mrs. M:irv Stoddard Ol)t. 13''' Augt 1708. 
Col. John' Foster Esq. Obt. 9"» Feby 1710-11. 
Mrs. Abigail Foster <)l)t. .5th March 1710-11. 
Mrs. Sarah Baui>ter 01)t. 30''^ June 1711. .E. 57. 
John Wallev E.sq. Obt. II"' Jai-y 1711. 

{Mrs. Elizabeth IIntchin>on Obt. 3'^ Fe])y 1712-13. /| 

2'' AVife of Elisha Hutchinson :ind danii:hter of Major Thomas ' ' 

Clark. .- 

(Mrs. Eliza»^ Addington. Obt 2'' Marcli 1712. p^ 

\ wife of I.^aac Addington. 
Mrs. Eliz:i Stoddard Obt. 17"' April 1713. 
Mrs. Sarali Walley Obt. ll«h NoV 1711. 
r Peter Sergeant Fsq. Obi. Feby 1713-14. .1^. 67 years, 
j Married P' Elizabt-tli rnr\v<'n daughter of Capt. Geo. Curweu 
j of Salem, 2'^ Elizalx-th Shi iiiipton, 3*i Lady Mary Phipps widow 
(of Sir W" Phii)ps, 4"' Meiiir:d)le (Minot) Coojier. 
' lion. W" Browne E.sq. Ob' 23^» Feby 1715-lG. iE. 7G years. 

He married Hannah d.iualiter of Cap' Geo. Curwen of Salem, 
f Isaac Addington Esij. Ul)' PJ^^ March 1715. .E. 71 years. 
(His mother was Anne si.ster of Gov"^ Leverett. 
' Madam Elizabeth Cook, Obt 2P' July 1715. .E. 64 years. 
■ Slie was a daughter of Gov John Leverett and wife of Elisha 
. C(. ok, born 2(J"' April l(;5l. 
r Elizabeth Hirst Obt. 10'^» July, 1716. 
j She was a daughter of Hon. Judge Sam' Sewall and married Grove 

Hirst K.sq. son of William Mary Hirst daughter of Grove 

'ind Elizabeth (Sewall) Hirst married the lirst Sir William Pep- 


Jiev" Mr. William lirattle Obt. Feby 15'^ 1716-17. 
'Mrs. llaiiiiah Sewall Obt. 19"' Oof 1717. 

i Capt. Andrew Belcher Jr. Obt. Nov 1717. ' 

i He was father of GoV Jonatlian Belcher. 

i Mny Gen' Wail Slill Winllirop Obt. 7ti' XoV 1717. He was son of 
(G<)v»^ John Winthrop Jr. of Connecticut. 
' <^Vj1. Nicholas Paige Oljt. Nov 1717. He was from Plymouth, i 

County Devon, married Anne, widow of Edward Lane and niece 

of CJoV Joseph Dudley. 







rOov^ Joseph Dudley Obt. 2^ April 1720. M. 83 years. Son of 
\ Gov*^ Thomas Diidlev. Married Rebecca daughter of Edw*^ Tyng. 
TMrs. Abigail SewaU Obt. 26ti' May 1720. iE. 54 years. 
-| She was a daughter Jacob Melyen and married 1^^ James Wood- 
(mausey, 2'i William Tilley, 3'^ Hon. Judge Sam^ Sewall. 

{Madam Sarah Hutchinson Obt. Feb>' 1720-1. 
She was the wife of Eliakim Hutchinson and daughter of Henry 
Madam Marv Checkley Obt. ISt'iOct' 1721. JE. G5. 
(Mr. John White Ob^ ll^ii Dec^ 1721. JE. 52. 
\ Treasurer of Harvard College. 

(Madam Kebecca Dudley Oi)t. 2pt gept. 1722 M. 71. 
I Widow of Gov Dudley and daughter of Edw^ Tyng Esq. 
rPrest John Leverett. Oi)t. 3^ :\Iay 1724. JE. 62. 
< President of Harvard Collette from 170S till his death. 
i He was a grandson of Gov*" Jolin Leverett. 
(Hannah Sewall Obt. 15^' Auii^ 1724. 2E. 44 years. 
1 Daufjliter Judrre Sam' Sewall. 
Mrs. Al)igail Arnold Obt. 23^^ Feb> 1724-5. iK. 62 years. 
She was a daughter of Theonhilus and Hannah (Kliot) Frary. 
Married P' Isaac Walker, 2<' Capt. Berechia Arnold. 
Mrs. Palsgrave Walker Obt. l."^ti' Fel)>- 1725-G. 
Mrs. Sarah Clark Obt. April 1725-G. .E. G9. 
TMrs. Sarah :\Iiddlecott Obt. J>tii April 172G. A^, 88 years. 
-| She was a dauirhter of John Winslow and married l"*' Miles Staud- 
|ish, 2^ Tobias Payne and 3'' Kicliard Middlecott. 
rKeyd Mr. Peter Thacher (^bt. 18ti' Dec> 1727 M. 7G years. 
-| He was a son of Kev' Tli<»mas Thacher who was a son Rey^^ Peter 
(Thacher of St. Edmund's Salisbury Euijland. 
f Capt. Samuel Piiipp^ Obt. G^ii Aug"' 1725. 
\ He was a Clerk of Courts and Register many years. 

"T. Pitkin, Ob. 19 May, 1772, JE. 40," in po.ssession 
of Miss Mtiry K. Talcott, T?^artfonl, Ct., a descendant. T. 
Pitkin was wife of Rev. Timolliv Pitkin ot'Fanninoton, Ct., 
and dau. ot Pev. Thomas Clapp, president of Yale College. 

"B. W., 01). July 3, 1728, Aet. 19," in possession of | 

Miss Anna Olmsted of East Iliirtrord, Ct., a descendant 
of Pev. Samuel Woodl)rid2;e of East Hartford, Ct., whose 
nephew, Benjamin Woodhridge, was killed in a duel July \ 

3, 1728, on Boston Common. § 

''S' AV. PEPPEPRELL BAR^ Ob. 6 July, 1759. JE. ^ 

63," gold and enamel. This ring is in the possession of 
John II. Treat of Lawrence, htivinir descended to him 
throuirh the marriages of the Frosts and Wentworths. ^ 


VOL. 1 

{Continued from vnge 58.) 

Wm Trask & Abigail Foster both of Salem Jan. 5, 1733 

James WJiittemore & Anna Stacey " " " Jan. 5, 1733 

.Tohn Ilenman 6c llanii KnttniMJ) " " " Jan : 12, 1733 

lienjJ* Manslcild and Sarah Hard}' " '* " Jan. 19, 1733 

Joseph Mansfeild & Hannah Foot " " " Jan. 10, 1733 

John Jacobs & Al)i'4ail Xnrse " " " Jan. 2G, 1733 

Henja Cox &, Katherine Dahind *' " " Jan. 2G, 1733 

Joseph Stacey & Sarah Trask " *' " Feb. 10, 1733 

Joshua Goodale & Experience Judd, March 9, 1733 
Jona Millet & ^lary Henfeild, both of Salem, March IG, 1733 
Nathl Fairfield of Wen ham & JNlary Stevens of Salem, March 22, 

John 3? rooks & Eliza Beans, both of Salem, ISIarch 28, 1734 
Jos. Cresey of IJeverly & IIan^» ilolton of Salem, Apr: 2, 1734 
Joseph Cook & Kacluil Breton, both of Salem, April 4, 1734 
John Burton Jun^ of Midleton & Abigail Pain of Salem Apr. 12, 

Martin Village & Christian Darling, both of Salem, Ap: 13, 1734 
Mr Bezaliel Toppan & M" Mary^Barton, both of Salem, Ap. 20, 

John Trask & Dorcas Rogers, both of Koyal Side in Salem, May 11, 

Klias Trask & Esther Paue, both of Salem, May 18, 1734 
John AVard & Hannah Hiirginson " '■ " May 24, 1734 
Samuel Smith v.<: Susanna Enulish " " " May 25, 1734 
A l)el Gardner L^;: I'riscilla Stacey " " " Juiie 1, 1734 
Moses Stewart & Lydia Lyndsey " " *' Juno 1, 1734 
BenjaSwinerton >.<: ]\Iarg^" Beadle " " " June 1, 1734 
BenjaHend('r>()n v^ Eunice Dannels" " " June 1, 1734 
Josiah Kennv of Topsfcild Cc Mary Case of Salem. June G, 1734 
William Flint & Lydia Howard, both of Salem, July G, 1734 
Sam' Collins of Salisbury &, Esther Goodale of Salem, July 23, 1734 
Bcnja S^viiK-rton ^c Alice Marble, both of Salem. July 27, 1734 
W'" Buckley of Midleton or Salem & Dorcas Faulkner of Salem, 

•^nly 27, 1734 
Joseph Sibly & Elizabeth Crocker, both of Salem, Aug. 10, 1734 
Sanniel Bacon & VA'v/.^ B.acon. both of Salem. Aug. 10. 1734 
Uavid Gillingham v.<: Hannah Chapman, ])oth of Salem, Aug. 10, 1734 
B'lija Marsh of Sutton & Desire Moulton of Salem, Sep. 2, 1734 
Nuth' Phii)pen, Juu^ & Seeth Hardy, both of Salem, Sept. 7, 1734 

10 (105) 


Benj« Moulton & YAv/^ Harwood, both of Salem, Sep. 13, 1734 

John Battin .^t Hannah Holland •' " •' Sep. 14, 1734 

David Gardner & Anna Pntnam " " " Oct. 4, 1734 ; 

EdAv*i Trask & Lydia Small " " " Oct. 5. 1734 

33avid Flint, Jnii'" of Salem & IlanJ' Holnian of Marbleh'^ Oct. 5. 1734 

W"^ Taply & INIary Barton, botli of Salem, Oct. 12. 1734 

William Pelsne of Salem *5c SiLsannah Jetlbrds of Lvn. Oct. 13, 1734 

NatW Lan2:lev of Boston & Beth'^ Hacker of Salem.' Oct. 19, 1734 

W" Beeves "& Marv Pickerinir, both of Salem, Oct. 2G, 1734 

John Flint v<c Jane Silsby ^ '• " " Oct. 2G, 1734 

Bich^ Derbe ,.^ INlary Hodiies " '• " Nov. 1, 1734 

Jon^ Monlton v.^ Desire Marsh " '• " Nov. 9, 1734 

Capt John Clark & M--' Anna Furnex " '« " Nov. 10, 1734 . 

Certi : Mav 15. 1735 
Edwd Cox Jun^ & Mary Laskin " " " Nov. 16, 1734 

Obaidiah ?\rors of Boston .S: Eliz'^ Hi.uuinson of Salem. Dec. 6. 1734 
David Goldthwalte & Sarah Batter, both of Salem, Dec. 14. 1734 | 

John Prince nnd Hannali Fi-ost,. both of Salem. Dec. 21. 1734 f 

Junuihati Uutciiin^on cc Eliz-^ Ganson. both of Salem. Dec. 27, 1734 
Isaac Stilcman & Elizabeth or Lvdia Patterson, both of Salem, Dec. . 
28, 1734 ' I 

Joseph Kniuht & ^lehctable Williams, both of Salem. Dec. 28, 1734 | 

Daniel Glovd of Topstield & Sarah Montgomery of Salem, Jan. -1. t. 

1734 ■ I 
W"i EUimvood of Beverly & Mary SAvincrtonof Salem. Jan. 11, 1734 

John Smith and Sarah Elkins, both of Salem, January 11, 1734 
W"! Hacker & Buth Cox " " " Jan. 11* 1734 

Tho« Andrews & Sarali Jacobs " " " March 6, 1734 
Ebcn'- Procter & Sarah Hulchinson '• " " March 8, 1734 
EbenMviiig v.^^ Mary Southwick " " " March 20, 1734 
Sanniel Lander & Bachel Battin " " " Apr. 5, 1734 
Henry Moses & Sarah Osgood " •' " Apr. 19, 1735 > 

Isaac Needliam & Mary Fariington " •' " Apr. 25, 1735 y 

Daniel Jacobs of Salem «S: Sarah Dudh-y of Boston. May 23, 1735 i 

Thomas Dorman of Topsfeild & Eliz" Flint of Salem, Mav 31, 1735 I 

Bobt jvj^i of Sah'm .<;; iNIary IJarllet of -APhead. May 31. 1735 'f 

INP John Gerish c^ M""" Sarah Cutler, both of Salem. June 21, 1735 ^ 

James Taylor,, Jun"" of Beverlv & Esther Giles of Salem, June 21, f' 

1735 ' ' I 
Joseph Gold >Jc Sarah T^viss, both of Saleui, June 28, 1735 

Ijcnj^ Crehore «i Hannah Grimes, both of Salem, June 28, 1735 
V Zachariah Curtis >.^c Abigail Gray, both of Salem, June 30, 1735 
Abel Prince ^^ Hainiah Eatton " " " July 1, 1735 

Sam' Co(;k 3<i^'^ v^:: Ell'//^ Douirlas " " " July 5, 1735 
Samuel Ma^^sey & xMary Beid *' " " July 5, 1735 % 

LeAvis Gautier of S:ilem ^^ Mary White of Marble*! July 2G, 1735 f 

Tho* Symonds & Hannah Skerry, both of Salem, Aug. 9, 1735 
John Bench .<: Ann Cox " " " Aug. 9, 1735 

Joseph Wakefcild ._^ Marv Gritlls " " " Aug. 9, 1735 
W'" Davis & Elizabeth Symonds " " '* Aug. 15, 1735 
John Pope of Salem i<i INIarv Eatton of Lyji. Aug: 20, 1735 
Ehenr liussel & Susanna Bussell, both of Salem,'^Aug. 22, 1735 
Benj" Stacev & Mnrv Bacon, " " '* Aug. 30, 1735 | 

Barth" Putnam & Buth Gardner " " " Sep. G, 1735 | 

Joseph Silsby ^ INIary Pain • '' " " Sep. 13, 1735 | 





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W"' Silsby & Joanna Fowls both of Salem, Sep. 13, 1735 

•losepli Jeancs & Lvdia Daland " " " Sep. 13, 1735 
W" Smith & Mar.vHettennis [?] " " " Sep. 13, 1735 
Tho* Klcli of WUinJniitoM &, Mary Upton of Salem, Sept. IG, 1735 
Kleazer ^[ackentire & ]\lartlia riulney, both of Salem. Sep. 24, 1735 
M"" Eben'' AVard ot M'' Kachel Siekman [Pickman?], both of Salem, 
Oct. 4, 1735 
Andrew Senter of Wenham & Rachel Stevens of Salem, Oct. 4, 1735 
Sam' Tlio'= *.<: EUenor lioyce, both of Salem, Oct. 17, 1735 
Sam' Ilntchinson c^ Eli/.'» Jndd 
Sam' Leach & Hannah .Tetfords 
Jon" Procter ot Desire Jacol)> 
Stephen Osborn v.<: Sarah Don<;ias " 
Joseph Felton «Si Maw Trask 
Sam' Slew of Beveii}- & l^inah Trask of Salem. Nov. 29, 1735 
Abel T^)l)inson v<. Anne Standley, both of Salem, Dec. 3, 1735 
Malachi Felton c^:: Abigail Jacobs " " " Dec 5, 1735 
Joseph J*ortcr of Salem ».<: Elizabeth Perkins of Topsfeild, Dec. 13, 
Joseph Kinii' and Jemimah Very, both of Salem, Dec. 20, 1735 
El)en^ Collins ».<: Sarah Brysoii [?] " " " Dec. 27, 1735 
.lohn How Jnn'" of Midleton 0^: Mary Daiiijit of Salem, Jan. 17, 1735 
John Phipps >.K: Mary Barker, both of Salem, Jan. 17. 1735 
Beiij'' Ilarbcrt of Salem v!c Eliz" P'owlcr of I])swich, Jan. 17, 1735 
W" Stacey .\L Sarah ]ie>t, both of Salem, Jan. LM, 1735 
Ilabakkuk Gardner of Salem & Marv Bichards of Boston, Jan. 24, 

Mem"» JanJ 24. 17;55, Sarah Best came ».<: forl)id me postini:: y'' Inten- 
tion of ]\Iarriaire between W" Stacey & Herself for that it was not 
intended, neither did He Ever pretend Conrtship to her 

Ezekiel Cntler of Killinuslv and Katherinc Marsh of Salem Feb. 2, 
Josiah Holland of Boston »!t Mary Prcsson of Salem, ^larch G"> 1735 
Thomas Elkins v<: ^Martlia Derbe, l)oth of Salem, March <J, 1735 
Eben'" Case of Salem it, Bebeckah Cnrtis of Midleton, March 13, 1735 
W"' Curtis of l>yn vjt Eliz" Younu- of Salem, March 13, 1735 
Nath' Walden oi' Salem ^S: Mary Nurse of Lyn. March 17, 1735 
Laurancc Lutwvchc of Boston <K: Sarah IJndall of Salem. Marcli 27, 
Gabriel llolman ^^ Eliz'» Beeves, both of Salem, IVLarch 27, 173G 
Amos Goodale of Sutton & Sarah Bussel of Salem, April G, 173G 
l^)jrer Peele «.^ Hannah Peal, l)oth of Salem, May 1, 173G 
Josjjua Felt of Lyn o<: Dorcas l>iiekl(\v of Salem, May 5, 173G 
Caleb Dodue of Bevei'ly *Sc Hannah Woodbery of Salem, May 8, 173G 
Joshua Trask & Eliz^ liolbiei-. both of SakMu, ]\Lay s. 173G 
Isaac Very .JL Eliz" Giles, ]>oth of Salem, May 15, 173G 
M"" Abraham Watson ^v .AI'"'^ Eliz" Pickering', both of Salem > Jnlv 17, 
Ixowland TlKy v^-Mari!;f Gould " ♦' " > 173G 

Benj* Beeves t<: Sarah BartoU, both of Salem, Aujr. 28, 173G 
Anderson William of Newbury «.<: Mary Peirce of Salem, Sejtt. 11, 173G 
David Beadle ,.^ Abigail Beadle, l)oth of Salem, Sep. 18, 173G 
Banl Cj>ton s.\; Pliebe Goodale, both of SaUnn, Oct. 14, 173G 
Henry Hutchins .<; ^Fary Southwick, both of Salem, Oct. IG, 173G 
Charles Kini:; Jun-- «Ji Sarah Gerrish " ♦* " Oct. IG, 173G 
M'- Beuj^Gerrish J' ^ M'^Mar-'Cabot " " " Oct. IG, 173G 



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Tim" Standlov of Salem & Abigail Lncasof Beverlv, Oct. 22, 173G 
Capt Benj'* Iloltou ^v^ Eliz=^ Putiiam, l)otli of Salein, Oct. 22, 173G 
John Whitefoot & Eliz'^ Steward " " " Oct. 23, 173G 
David Felton & Sarali Tloiiltoii " " " Oct. 29, 173f; 

Joii"^ Pntnaiii of Salem, 8;irah Perley of Boxford, Oct. 30, 173G 
Nath' Goldtlnvayt v^ IJebeccah Goldthwayt, both of Salem, Oct 


. G, 

John Procter 3tius of Salem & Mary Collier of Marblehead, Nov 

Moses Preston of Salem ^^c Mary Leach of Beverly, Nov. G, 173G 
Peter Pride Jun"" of Beverly ^^ Jeriislia Trask of Salem Nov. C, 173G 
Samncl Putnam to Eliz^ Putnam. Nov. 0, 173G 
Benj'* Upton v!J; Sarah SAvinerton, both of Salem, Nov. 9, 173G 
Zachariah Kiuir «.^- Anna Southwick, both of Salem, Nov. 9, 173G 
Sam' Oakman 6:: IJcbeccah Glover " " " Nov. 10, 173G 
John Trask c<: .Mary Mansf(>ild " " " Nov. 10, 173G 

Stephen Driver of SaUin »!i: Susanna Pope of Boston. Nov. 20, 173G 
Joseph Lambert »i Lydia ]\opes, both of Salem, Nov. 20, 173)G 
John Preston >.<. Mary ivi^'a, '' •' '" JJeceinl)er 4, 173G 

Amos Hutchinson *Jc Hannah Hutchinson, l)oth of Salem, Dec. 4 [y], 


Joseph Tro\v of Beverly & Experience Trask of Salem, Dec. 11, 17;5G 
John Stevens *5c Maiy Gurrier. Itoth of Salem, Dec. 11, 173G 
Clitlbrd Crowniiiixslieild ^.K; Christian Cash, l)otli of Salem. Dec. bs. 

Isaac Reed »S: Kebecah Burton, both of Salem, December 18, 173C 
John Case & Esther Goldtlnvavt. •• " " Jany 19, 17:!G 

Eben^ Glover of Salem v.^ Eliz« J of Boston, Jan. 27, 1730 

Uriah Wilkins of Midleton ,.^ Han^ Smith of Salem, Jan. 2S, 173G 
John Andre"\v «.V: Elizal)e1h Porter, both of Salem, Fvh. 5, 17:>G 
John Mills .^ Eli/:il)<'th Chapman " " " Feb. 19, 173G 
Josepli Koberts *.<: Hannah I'hippen " " " Feb. 2(;, 1730 
Nath' In.iz:ersoll .^c Betliiah Gardner " '• " March 12, 1730 
Joseph liuilain, Jun"" & Maru;' Osborn, :March 12, 173G 
Benj" I'ortcr cl; Hannah Giles, both of Salem, March 12, 1730 
John Younic of Salem v<; Hann'' Curtis of Lyn, April 2. 1737 
Wn' Murrey & Mary Driver, both of Salem". Apr. 10, 1737 
Jona Moulton i<: l{e])eckah Dnuiiit, both of Salem, Apr. 2iK 173.7 
Tho-^ SU'Muiau »5c IMixilla Woodwell " " " May 19, 1737 
Sanniel Very (?;. Eli/a Elson, l)oth of Salem, May 28, 1737 
John Putnam ».<: Marv Ford " " " June 10, 1737 
Michael Dwiucl of TopMield i Charity Cotta of Salem. June 8, 1737 
John l)Ullock, Jun'' (t Eli/.a Stilr^man, both of Salem, June 18, 1737 
John Paul o(: Sarah Nurse, both of Salem, June 18, 1737 
James Taylor of lieverly Cc Abigail Felton of Salem, June 23, 1737 
Kiclr' Coaker s.<; INLai-ir' Moutuomery, both of Salem, June 25, 1737 
Sam' Porter, Jun' .^:: Hannah Flint,' " •• " July 4, 1737 
Cap'Benj« Moreslie(K<: M'-'^ Sarah Lindall, both of Salem', July 7, 1737 
Jona Wilkins of Midleton & A])i.2:ail Goodale of Salem, July 20, 1737 
M"- Sam' liarlon ,.<: M^^ Eli/.a M.'irston, both of Salem, Aug. 27, 1737 
Asa I'utnani *.<: Sarah Putnam " " " Aug. 27, 1737 

W"> Cook ^<: Lydia Frost *' '* " Sept. 3, 1737 

AP John Sparlunvk of Saleui &M''STanePorl;er of Boston, Sej) 10, 1737 
M' Miles Ward, Jun"^ ,vv ^[r. naniiali Hathorne, both of Salem. Sept. 

17, 1737 




29, 1737 

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29, 1737 



7, 1737 

I ( 


12, 1787 



12, 1737 



15, 1737 


Samuel Eobinson of Boston & Ilann^ Ncal of Salem, Sept. 17, 1737 
Samuel Ives & Hannah Hodices, Ijotli of Salem, Sep. 24, 1737 
Wni OsbornJun'- & Eliza Tucker, " " " Oct. 1, 1737 
Henry Collin & Eunice Lc^ro, " " " Oct. 1, 1737 
Cesar &, jNleriali, Negro Servts. to M"" Sam" Manninsj of Salem, Oct. 

1, 1737 
William Stacey & Abigail Ruck, both of Salem, Oct. 15, 1737 
Daniel Blany & Mary Kempton " " " Oct. 15, 1737 
Israel Porter of Salem & Mary Batcheller of Wenham, Oct. 20, 1737 
M^ Tho' Leo & ]M" Lois Oriie, ])Otli of Salem, Oct. 22, 1737 
John Webb Jun-- & Eliza Galium 
M-- John IJolhonde <!i M''^ Eliza Pike " 
George Small & Abigail Upton " 

Nath' Waters & Mary Gardner 
Jacol) Goodale, Mehetable Bro^vn " 
Joshua Swinnerton ^^ Eli /a Giles " 
M*" Daniel Epcs, Jun-" & M^^ llann^ Prescott, both of Salem, Nov. 19, 

JosL'])li Pickworth of Marbleh'' v.^ llan'' Veryof Salem, Nov. 2G, 1737 
Abraham Goodale, Jun"" »?c Kuth llolton, both of Salem, Nov. 20, 1737 
Ehen"- Pecle ^^;: Hannah Buxton, " " " Dec. 3, 1737 

James Giles Jun' & Martha Nurse " " " Dec. 3, 1737 

Sam' ('lemons »v^ Elizabeth Tarncl " " " Dec. 3, 1737 

A))ner Wilkinsof Midleton c^.- Einme[?] :Marble of Salem, Dec. 10, 1737 
John Nick(jls, Jun"" of Mitlleton & Martha Green of Salem, Dec. 31, 

John Farrington of Lyn & :\Iargf Gloyd of Salem, Jan 14, 1737 

David Goodale & Lvtlia Putnam, l)oth of Salem, Jan. 14, 1737 ^:v 

Joseph Hood ^^ Susan" Pike " " " Jan. U, 1737 .' i'v^' 

Stephen Hutchinson & Abiirail llaskings, both of Salem, Feb. 4, 1737 
San)"G<)ldtlnvavt,Juu^& Abigail Procter " " " Feb. 4,1737 
W"' Pie.kerinir & Eunice Near " " " Feb. 25, 1737 

Jona Neal & Kliz-i West, both of Salem, Feb. 25, 1737 
David Phippen of Salem & Priscilla Bickford of Kedding, March 4, 

1737 ■' ?'A 

WarAvick l^alfrv, Jun^ of Salem & Mary Bickford of Bedding, March 

4, 17;'.7 

Bobert Manning & Hannah Green, both of Salem, Marcli 11, 1737 
Henry Herrick 3''"-' of Beverly & Anna Bachelder of Salem, Marcli 


John Beckett, Jun"" of Salem & Bcbccca Beadle of Boston, Marcli 25, 

John Endicott & Eliza Jacol)s, both of Salem, April -, 1738 
Nath" Porter, Jnn-- of Top.^feild *.<: Abigail Jacobs of Salem, April 7, 


Daniel Grant of NcAvbcry & Sarah Gale of Salem, April, — 
Joseph Flint 3''"^ & Ilan'' Stone, both of Salem, Apr. 15, 1738 
John Boi)es Tertius, of Salem & Jane liartlet of Exeter, April 21, 

M^ Jn" Turner, Jun'" of Salem & W' Marv Osborn of Boston, Apr. 
i^2, 1738 

Henry BoAvers of Salem & ]{ebecea Taber of Dnrtmoulh, Apr. 28,1738 
Joseph Porter of Salem & Mary Dorman of Topsfeild, May 0, 1738 

Nathaniel BroAvne of Salem & Anna Porter of Wenham", Ma\ 27, 


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Michael More & Sarali Best, both of Salein, June 10, 173S f: 

Joua Waters & :\Ieh'^' Giles " " " July 17, 1738 | 

Joseph AVhite of Sutton & Sarah Gardner of Salem, July 17, 1738 fi 

Joseph Beadle & Lydia Bates, both of Salem, July 22, 1738 f 

William Lander & Mar-' Henderson " " " July 22, 1738 
Richard DoAyninir vVc Temperance Derby, both of Salem, July 2!), 1738 
Henry Trask & Keziah Very ' " " " July 29, 1738 

William Beans & Bachel Bassett, " " " Aui;. 5, 1738 

David Hilliard & Mary SAvasey *' " *' Anu'. 19, 1738 

Kich'i Leach of Salem v.^ Martha Woodbcry of Beyerly, Aui!:. 20, 1738 
Daniel Pai-rot ^^ Elizabeth Phippen, both of Salem, Auf^;. 30, 1738 
John Proctor 4^"= & Mary Goldtlnvayt •' " " Sept. 9, 1738 
Edu'i Cox & Sarah Chever " " " Sept. 9, 1738 y 

Samuel Foster & Mehital)le Waters " " " Sept. 30, 1738 

Benjamin Symonds& Hannah P>attin " " " Oct. 7, 1738 * 

Jcrem" Farrin.uton of Lyn & YAi/:-^ Evans of Salem, Oct. 13, 1738 "^ 

Josei)li Knight of Salem & Marv Boardman of Lvn, Oct. 20, 1738 
Thomas Vinin.i; Jnn'" & Sarah Kin<r, both of Salem, Oct. 21, 1738 I 

IVI' hauuielGardnei (tM'- i:s11ierOrne '• '• " Nov. 4, 1738 I 

Thomas Green of Jioston & ^lary Evans of Salem, Nov. 11, 1738 
Enos P.uxton & Hannah Grinslett, both of Salem, Dec. 14, 1738 
l{obt NealvNc Katlierine Daland " " " Jan. 20, 1738 

EdAV' P.arton of Sutton [?] & Anna Flint of Salem, Feb. 7, 1738 
John Masurv & Mary Bush, Both of Salem, Feb. 10, 1738 
Ed^- Xorrice Jun"- v^ MarvTwiss " " " Feb. 10, 1738 
Beniamin Phippen .»;: Han" Beckett " " " Feb. 10, 1738 ■ 

— William Stacey & Eli/.^ West " " " Feb. 10, 1738 ' 

Peter Cheever & Lydia Webster " " " Feb. 24, 1738 ,: 

Eliphal.'t Taylor oi" Southburou^h & Kuth Flint, Feb. 28, 1738 
M"^ George Curwin & ^V" Sarah Pickman, both of Salem, March 3, 

Tliomas Whittcmore &, Hannah S-svinnerton, both of Saiem, March 

10, 1738 
Jon^ Ashbv &. Mary Dean, March 17, 1738 
Archclnus Putnam »S: MehetaV)le Putnam, both of Salem, ^larch 22, 

Thomas Morons: & Jemima Asld)y, both of Salem, March 28, 1738 
M*" 'J'lioi-ndike Procter of Salem ot M""" Sarah Allen of Marblehead 

March 31, 1739 
Cesar, a Neirro Scrv' of M"^ Tim*^ Orne & Meriali, a Neii;ro Scry' of 

Mr. E. Ward, March 31, 1739 

Samson, a Serv^ of M-" Phillip Sanders & Fillis, Serv* of M"- John 

Gardner, Ai)ril 7, 1739 
Joshua Wctherell, Jun'"of Salem &, Anna Iliberd of Kcdding, Ap. 13, 

John Webber, Jun"" of Marbleliead & Sarah Felton of Salem, Ap. 21, 

William Dedman & Han'^ Goodhue, both of Salem, Ap. 21, 1739 
Andrc\y Cockran of London Derry & Maiy Wilee of Salem, Ap. 2'f, 

Benjamin Moulton ^^ Sarah Smith, both of Salem, May i), 1739 
David Kin.f;- of Salisl^ury and Amia (Jalc of Salem, June 23, 1739 
Israel Putiiam & Han'^ Pope, both of Salem, June 30, 1739 
John Webb, Jun-- & Annie Suasey J^ both of Salem, July 21, 1739 
Ed>v'' (iray, Jun"" of Boston, Eliz» Lindall of Salem, July 25, 1739 

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Feb. 1, 


Feb. 1, 

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Feb. 1, 


Feb. 9, 


Feb. 22, 


Marcli 1, 

1 739 

March 15, 


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John WoochvcU & Eliza Gillingham, both of Salem, July 28, 1739 

Jona Peal & Sarah Shattock '^ " " " Aug. 11, 1739 

Sam' Morehcacl of Salem & Sarah Williams of Glocester, Aug. 18, 

Nath^ Pike & Abigail Phippen, l)oth of Salem, Aug:. 25, 1739 

John Nickolls 3^'i^of Miadlctou & Eli/.a Prince of Salem, Sept. 1, 1739 

David Blair of Boston to .^largt French of Salem, Sept. 20, 1739 

Thos Sj'monds, Jun^ of Salem & Ilan^ Parker of Eedding, Sept. 21, 

John Mascoll & Hannah Prince, both of Salem, Oct. 6^^ 1739 

Benjamin Kussell Jnn' & Ilannali Russell, both of Salem, Oct. 13, 1739 

Benjamin Porter &Tunice Nurse " " " Oct. 20, 1739 

Benja Punchard & Ilan'^ Epes, both of Salem, Nov. 3, 1739 

llezekiah Leiiro of Salem v!c Marv Barker of Marbleh^ Nov. 7, 1739 

Nathi King .^i .Alary Ruck, both of Salem, Nov. 10, 1739 

Joseph Britton of Salem & Joanna Tnttle of Chelsea, Nov. 17, 1739 

The Kev.'i W Sam^ Fisk & M'^ Anna Gerrish, both of Salem, Nov. 17, 

Jonathan Peeas & Sarah Blake, l)oth of Salem, Nov. 24, 1739 

Joseph Maule & Abiiiail Monlton, " " " Nov. 24, 1739 

Nathan Hoau- & Meriam Phelps " " " Nov. 24, 1739 

Joseph Kempton& Elizabeth Bre^ver ♦' " " Dec. 1, 1739 

Richard Phillii)s& Abigail IViss " " " Dec. 8, 1739 

Joseph PickAvorLh of Marblehcad & Mehit' Walcott of Salem, Dec. 
12, 1739 

Richard IMcberrv & Elizabeth Meek, both of Salem, Dec. 15, 1739 

Sanii Nnrse of Salem & Eliza Kelloirg of lladlev, Dec. 29, 1739 

Caleb Balch of Beverly & Jnrusha Porter of Salem, Jan. 12, 1739 Iim& 

Sharper a Neuro Servant to M'' Sam' Carlton of Salem & Mary a 
Negro Servant to AP Xatlian Breed of Lyn, Jan. 18, 1739 

John Needham & Eii/.abetli Walcott, both of Salem, Jan. 19, 1739 

Nath' Reeves & :Mercy Dudley *' *' " 

Francis Nurse .^^ Eunice Putnam " " *' 

M' Joseph Bartlet & >P^ Sarah Price " " 

TliomasBea\er,Jun'v.<:Margret Daniels " " " 

Tiiomas Fuller ^^ Lydia Barker " " " 

Joshua Baclu'ldar & Marv Dissimore " " " 

Steplien Daniel 3^'"^ & Eli/.a Beadle " " " 

John Langsford &. Sarah Goldtlnvayt " " *' 

Sam' Peters & Ma)-v Paiic ' " " 

Will"' AVroeof Salem & Ilan!' Furbush of Reddinu', March 25, 1740 

Joseph Browne & Lvdia Pecse, both of Salem, Ap' 20, 1740 

Benja Abbot & Eli/.a Liscoinb " " " April 20, 1740 

Daniel Foster of Mancliester, Lvdia Mavfeild of Salem, May 3, 1740 

Samuel Boyce ^ Eunice Goodell, bolh of Salem, Mav 10, 1740 

David Smith & Hannah Bre-svcr " " " Mav 10, 1740 

John Green Cc Isanna Jelfords " " " Mav 12, 1740 

Nalh' Wallis of Beverlv & Sarali Deel of Salem, Mav 17, 1740 

Jona Webb, Jun^ & Eli/a Sanders, both of Salem. .Alav 17, 1740 

Benja Tiler & Martha Luscoml) " " *' Ma3-'20, 1740 

Wni Peters of Sahun & Elizabeth Smith of Caml)rid-e, June 29, 1740 

(ieorge Bell & Sarali Lander, 1>oth of Salem, Jidv 20, 1740 

Tho- Elli> Ju)i^ of Beverly *Vc Marv Pickering of Salem, July 31, 1740 

•John Ganson & :Marv Jacobs, both of Salem, Aug. 8, 1740 

Caleb Foster & Abigail Gould " " " Aug. 9, 1740 




both of Salem, Aug. Ifi, 17-10 

Peter Cliever & Sarali Moses 

M' John Nutting & W Eli/.a Pickman " " " Aug. 1.^3, 1740 
Benja Chevcr & Kachel Staccv *' '• " Aug. 26, 1740 

Thomas Fuller & Marv Mason ** ♦' " Aug. 30, 1740 

John Creasy & Eliza Woodberry " " " Sept. G, 1740 

Rufus Herrick, Jun'' of Salem & Mary Conant of Beverlv, Sep. G, 
GamJ Hodges, Jun'' & Priscilla Weljb, both of Salem, Sept. 13, 1740 
Ebcn'" Porter of Wenliam & Hannah Creesy of Salem, Sept. 19, 1740 
Gideon Rca of Salem & Jane Raymond of Beverly, Sept. 20, 1740 
Nath' Coliran of Boston &, Jane ]\[artin of Salem, Get. 18, 1740 
William Luscomb >Jc Sarali Henderson, both of Salem, Oct. IS, 1740 
Benja Ganson & Lydia Hutchinson, both of Salem, Oct. 18, 1740 
William Henfeild & Mary Dissmore " " '* Oct. 18, 1740 

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Deaths in Truro from 1786 to 1S28 inclusive. 

Aseford, Lawrence. Lost at sea back of Cape Cod, 

•, 1821. 

Atkins, Paul, inf. dau. of, Jan. 27, 1787. 

Samuel, \vf. of, a. 34, Dec. 2, 1788. 

Capt. Joshua, a. 8S nearly, March 22, 1790. 

Isaiah, a. 19, ni the West Indies, , 1791. 

Rebecca, dau. of Joshua, a. 19, Aug. 28, 1791. 

Abigail, wife of Joshua, a. 54, Sept. 16, 1792. 

Joseph, son of Joseph, jr., a. 6 m.. May 2, 1793. [.fi^; 

Isaiah, son of, a. 2, Aug. 4, 1794. 

William Pitt, a. 29, in South Carolina, Feb. — , 

Isaiah, a. 25, at the Grand Banks, Feb. — , 

John, a. 21, lost at sea, Jan. 9, 1797. 
James, a. 45, died at sea, July 19, 1797. 
Benjamin, a. 72, Jan. 23, 1798. 
Joseph, a. 72, Aug. 18, 1798. 
Joshua, a. 74, Dec. 17, 1798. 

Joseph, a. 39, in the West Indies, , 1799. 

Richard, inf. son of, ■ , 1S04. 

Thomas, 2d, mate of Captain Knowles, on })gis- 

sage from Senegal in Africa, , 1S05. 

Sarah, widow, , 1806. 

A])phia, a. 34, June 19, 1808. 

I'enjamin, son of Jonah, a. i yr. 10 m., July 4, 

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Atkins, Rebecca A., son of, July — , 1813. 

Ruth, widow, in her 83d )'ear, June 19, 18 14. 
Edwin, son of Joshua, a. 4 m., May 13, 181 5. 
John, a. 49, IMarch 9, 18 16. 
Mary, eldest dau. of Paul, a. 16, March 25, 

1 81 6. 
Silas, a. 84, April 17, 1816. 

Lydia, widow, a. 85, Nov. 17, 1816. >. , 

Sarah, widow, a. about 60, Sept. 30, 1818. 
Cordelia, dau. of Samuel, jr., April 25, 1S20. 
Richard H., inf. son of^ a. about 4 days, Oct. 9, ^ 

Joseph, dau. of, |an. — , 1821. ;^ 

Lydia, widow, a. 65, March 25, 1821. ^ 

Richard, son of, July 25, 1821. | 

James L., a. 34, d. in Boston; buried in Truro, 

Nov. 24, 1 82 1. I .. 

Joseph, a. 24, at Liverpool, Eng., Dec. 27, 

Samuel, jr., inf. dau. of, a. nearly 3 years, Aug. 

12, 1825. 
Abigail, a. nearly 56, Aug. 27, 1825. 
Josiah Damon, a. 25, drowned off Jvace Point, 

Sept. 27, 1825. i 

Ephraim, lost at sea, Oct. i, 1825. V 

Mehitable, wf. of Samuel, a. 76, July 11, 1827. I 

Atwood, Zoeth, inf. dau. of, a. 2, Dec. 30, 1799. '^ 

Zoeth, inf dau. of, a. 2, Oct. 13, 1801. k 

Samuel, in the West Indies, , 1809. ') 

Joshua, inf. dau. of, Dec. 19, 1809. I 

Joseph, Nov. — , 1826. g 

Avery, Jona., a. 37, July — , 1790. | 

* Samuel, a. 17, July 28, 1797. 5 

Anna, a. 23, Nov. 5, 1799. t 

John, jr., a. 29, at Charleston, S. C, June 21, f 

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Avery, Job, son of John, a. 20 years and about 8 months, 
lost on home passage from Tonningen Oct. 
7, 1810. 

John, inf. dau. of, 181 1. 

Ambrose, lost on homeward voyage from Europe, 

, 1812. 

Job, a. 67, Nov. 6, 1815. 
Jerusha, Nov. 7, 1815. 
John, a. 75, suicide, April 24, 18 19. 
Ayers, John, youngest son of Dr. John, April 4, 1806. 
Matilda, dau. of John, a. 17 m., Aug. 28, 1814. 
Horace, a. 21 y. and about 10 hours, April 19, 
Baker, Ephraim, inf. dau. of, Feb. — , 1800. ■ 
Richard, inf. son of, July 3, 1803. 
Richard, a. 50, June — , 1811. 
Leonard P., son of, July — , 1824. 
Barker, Daniel, \vf. of, a. 21, June 24, 1794. 
Ben, a Carolina boy a. about 12, who lived with Capt. 

John Collins, jr., March 24, 1797. 
Brewer, John, inf. son of, a. 14 m., Oct. 21, 1800. 

John, inf. dau. of, a. about 3 w., Jan. 26, 1S05. 
John, died at Tonningen, June — , 1810. 
Nancy, widow, a. 46, March 18, 18 16. 
John, son of John, a. 9, April 27, 18 16. 
Brown, Mary, widow, a. 8;^, April 20, 1793. 

Samuel Hinckley, wife of, a. 22, June i, 1795. 
John, a. 20, in the West Indies, June — , 1795. 
Jesse, a. 22, " " " " *' " 

Phebe, wf. of Silvanus Brown, a.' about 85, Feb. 

12, 1825. 
William, a. 80, May — , 1827. 
Silvanus, a. 86, July — , 1827. 

Cash, Jonathan, a. 20, at New Orleans, i8i5« 

Chapman, Lewis Lombard, a. 19, lost at sea, , 

Chandler, Joseph, inf. dau. of, a. 2 yr. 6 m., Nov. 20, 1 795. 


Chandler, Joseph, a. 45, died in South Carolina, 


Child, Jonathan Wing, son of Thomas, a. 2 y. 7 m., 

Feb. 28, 1799. 
Chipley, Elizabeth, widow, a. 44, July 25, 1795. 
Churchill, Alexander, lost at sea, Oct. i, 1825. 
Coan, Abraham, a. 60, June 10, 1794. 

Shubael, a. 34, drowned off the pond. May 2, 

Peter, son of widow Dilla, a. 8, June 8, 1799. 
James, son of Benjamin, a. 5 m., June 13, 1799- 
Abraham, a. 24, killed by the natives on the north- 
west coast of America, Dec. 10, iSii. 
Christian, widow, a. 76, May 11, 1816. 
Betsey, wf. of Samuel, a. 27, Dec. 12, 182 1. 
Coann, ]]enjamin, a. 24, lost at sea, Dec. 3, 181 8. 
Cohan, Samuel, a. 43, Dec. 15, 1808. 
Cobb, John, jr., a. 21, lost at sea, Dec. — , 1793. 
Thomas, a. 45, Sept. 10, 1798. 

Richard, wf. of, , 1803. 

Joseph, a. 82, July 22, 1807. 
Richard, a. 87, Jan. 7, 1809. 

Rachel, widow, a. 85, , 1809. 

Margery, wf. of Jdhn, a. 75, Feb. 20, 1825. 
Cole, John, a. 22, in the West Indies, Aug. — , 1805. | 

Bethiah, widow, Dec. 7, 1812. 
Anna, widow, a. S;^, April 17, 1816. 
Collins, Sarah, non compos f?ic?i/is, a. 71, Dec. 27, 1786. 
Joseph, a. 59, June 18, 1787. 
Benjamin, wf. of, a. 72, Nov. 30, 1788. 
John, inf. dau. of, a. 3 m., April 13, 1790. 
John, jr., inf. dau. of, March 19, 1791. 
Benjamin, jr., dau. of, a. 7, Oct. 5, 1791. 
Rebecca, a. 25, Nov. 11, 179 1. 
Jona., 3d, son of Jona., drowned, a. 16, Oct. 5, 

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John, jr., inf. child of, Nov. 2^, 1792. | 


Collins, Benjamin, a. 8i, March lo, 1794. 

Eben, a. 17, lost at the Grand Banks, Feb. — , 

Jona,, jr., son of, a. 6, Nov. 20, 1794. 

Freeman, a. 26, on passage from the West In- 
dies, Jan. — , 1795. 

Sarah, widow, a. 72, Dec. 27, 1795. 

Jonathan, son of, a. 2 y. 4 m., Jan. 19, 1796. 

Jonathan, 3d, son of Joseph, drowned coming 
from the Grand Banks, a. 17, Sept. 6, 

Sarah, widow, a. 87, Dec. 29, 1796. 

Jonathan, a, S;^, April 10, 179S. 

Jonathan, wf. of, a. 44, INIay 21, 1798. 

Jonathan, jr., a. 44, Oct. 21, 1798. 

Apphia, dau. of Benjamin, a. 12, Dec. 30, 

Ebenezer, a. 22, coming from the West Indies, 
March 19, 1800. 

Hannah, widow, a. 54, July 6, 1800. 

John, inf. son of, a. 6 m., July 17, 1800. 

John, 3d, a. 21, Nov. 26, 1800. 

Moses, son of, Aug. 2, 1801. 

Moses, twin son of, Au^". — , 1801. 

Jonathan, inf. son of, , 1801. 

Elisha, inf. dau. of, Jan. — , 1802. 

Margery, wf. of Ca])t. Israel Gross Collins, in her 
2ist year, Jan. 31, 1803. 

Andrew, a. 84 y. 23 d., Aug. 5, 1805. 

Elisha, inf. son of, a. 2, Nov. 13, 1807. 

Marger)', widow, a. 85, Oct. 2;^, 1809. 

Jonathan, son of Moses, a. 10, Nov. 22, 1S09. 

Richard Snow, a. 23, lost at sea on his home- 
ward voyage from Cadiz, Aug. 22, 18 10. 

Nancy, dau. of widow Ruth, a. 13, Aug. 17, 

Michael, inf. dau. of, a. 2 m., Nov. — , 181 2. 

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Silvanus, a. 24, in Liverpool, Eng. ; was carried 
there from Halifax, N. S., a prisoner of war, 
March 16, 1814. 
Dilla, wf. of John, a. 60, Jan. 16, 18 16. 
Ambrose, a. 20, March 18, 1816. 
Hannah, inf. son of, I\Iay 21, 1816. 

Andrew, died at Point Peter Guadeloupe, , 

Mercy, dau. of Michael, a. 3 y. 5 m., May 13, 

Caleb Knowles, son of John, 3d, a. 5 m., in Bos- 
ton, Sept. 19, 181 7. 
Mary, mother of the above, in Boston, Oct. 24, 

Jemima, a. 35, Aug. 6, 181 8. 
Hannah, wf. of John, a. 66, Feb. 4, 1S21. 
Joseph, son of, Aug. 8, 182 1. 
Jesse, a. 56, March 13, 1823. 
John, a. 74, May 26, 1823. ^ iil^l 

Moses, lost at sea, Oct. i, 1825. 
Jonathan, second son of IMoses, lost at sea, Oct. 

I, 1825. 

Jesse, son of, Sept. — , 1826. J 

Jonathan, a. 80, Sept. 30, 1827. k 

Dorcas Lombard, dau. of Jonathan, Sept. 8, -I 

1827. I 

Cook, Clark, lost on passage from the Grand Banks, ^ 

, 1818. f 

Cross, Mar}', widow, a. 73, Oct. 21, 1795. 

Dablc, I^avid, master of a schooner, Oct. i, 1825. 

Dana, Edmond, lost on passage from the Grand Banks, 

• , 1818. 

Damon, Josiah, son of Jude, would have been 3 years 

old had he lived till Feb. 24 ; Feb. 19, 1800. 
Davis, James ^Vebb, inf. dau. of, a. 2, Sept. 28, 1805. 

** " " '' '' " 16 m., March 21, 



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Dill, Susanna, wf. of Thomas, of Eastham, May 5, 18 16. 
Dyer, William, a. 56, Nov. 25, 1789. 

James, inf. dau. of, IVIay 22, 1790. 

Elisha, a. 60, Sept. 8, 1791. 

Ebenezer, a. 67, April 27, 1792. 

Ambrose, a. 83, May 10, 1792. 

Thomas, jr., inf. dan. of, a. 10 m., Jmie 21, 1792. 

Benjamin, wf. of, a. 35, Jan. 30, 1793. 

James H., son of, a. 2, Aug. 12, 1793. 

Paul, 3d, a. 20, Dec. — , 1793. 

Elijah, a. 69, Nov. 13, 1794. 

Hannah, a. 60, April 12, 1795. 

Thomas, jr., a. 45, May 4, 1795. 

John, a. 25, in the West Indies, June — , 1795. 

Elijah, a. 42, Feb. 25, 1796. 

John, son of Paul, a. 7, Jan. 7, 1799. 

Paul, jr., a. 29, drowned off the Pond, May 2, 

Hutta, a. I 7, drowned off the Pond, May 2, 1799. 

Mary, widow, a. 80, Nov. 26, 1799. 

Caleb, son of Paul, at Norfolk, Va., , 1800. 

Sally, a. 20, Aug. 29, 1800. 

Nathaniel, a. 44, died abroad, , 1801. 

Deliverance, widow, a. 74, Dec. 23, 1801. 

]knjamin, a. 52, Sept. 14, 1802. 

Joshua, a. 28, drowned, March 21, 1803. 

John, son of Joshua, a. 4, drowned in Cape Har- 
bor and picked up and buried at Harwich, 
near Brewster, Aug. — , 1803. 

Paul, son of Paul, a. 7, Sept. 14, 1803. 

Jesse, son of Paul, a. 15, Sept. 29, 1803. 

Thankful, Nov. 16, 1803. 

Rebecca, dau. of David, a. 18 y. 4 m., Dec. 6, 

Mary, a. 72, deranged, Jan. 28, 1808. 

Joshua, son of Timothy, of Provincetown, a. 4, 
Nov. 16, 1809. 

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Dyer, Solomon, last of six sons of Mrs. Paul Dyer, lost at 
sea, Nov. — , 1809. 

James Harding, a. 50, drowned near Freeport, 
Jan. 19, 1810. 

Silvanus, a. 47, drowned at the mouth of the Pa- 
met River ; left wife and six children ; Dec. 
26, 1810. ■ i 

Plannah, widow, a. 85, Feb. 5, 1813. 

Folks, a. 82, Sept. 20, 1 814. 

Eliza, widow of Folks, a. 77, June 6, 1815. 

Esther, ) twin daughters of James Dyer, a. 
Elizabeth, y 3 ni. ; June — , 1815. 

David, a. 56, April 3. t8t6. 
Naphthalia, a. 76, Sept. i, 181 7. 
Elizabeth, wf. of Thomas, a. 69, July 25, 1821. 
Abigail, dau. of Jude, a. it, Jan. 17, 1823. 
Jude, a. 52, at Port au Prince, June i, 1823. 
riuldah, widow, a. 65, Oct. 21, 1824. 
Jedediah Paine, in his 35th year, Feb. 5, 1826. 
Eldridge, Thankful, a. 85, June 21, 1792. 

Elliot, David, lost on passage from Europe, , 

Ellis, George W. Spencer, a. 12, a lad who lived with 
Richard Rich and was drowned at the mouth 
of Pamet harbor, Sept. 21, 1812. 
Freeman, Dea. Joshua, a. 79, Sept. 22, 1795. 
Ji!dmund, dau. of, July 11, 1808. 

\To be conti7U{eiL'\ t / /^ 



Jj; ^ul ,■>'-•'(' I ' '' 

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It may be well to give in a few words the principal facts relat- 
ing to the settlement of this town. The original proprietors of the 
land were the Tunxis Indians. About 1 690 a settlement was made 
at Mattatuck, now the city of \\'aterbury, by a few families from New 
Haven, which was gradually enlarged by additions from other 
Connecticut towns until in 1728 Henry Cook (great-grandson of 
Henry Cook of Plymouth, Mass., before 1640) reached the site of 
the present town of Plymouth. 'Ihis country north of Mattatuck 
was called the ''north countiy" which later gave to the town the 
name of Norlhbury, a name which it held for several years. Among 
the names of the first settlers in this section may be noted those 
of John Sutliff, Thomas lilakslee, Isaac Castle, Barnabas Ford, 
Gideon Allen, John Hummaston and Daniel Curtiss. In 1737, 
after several attemj)ts, the town obtained their first charter from 
the General Assembly which permitted them to hire their own 
minister and erect a "meetynge house." The original petition for 
this charter is in the possession of B. B. Satterlee, Esq. Prior to 
1S75 ^^^^ i)resent town ofThomaston was a part of Plymouth and 
in an old cemetery in that town were buried the majority of the 
original settlers. The stones and remains (as far as possible) in 
this burying-grovmd were removed recently to make way for mod- 
ern imj^rovements but not without a great amount of opposition on 
the part of the older inhabitants. The burying-ground from which 
the appended inscriptions were taken is situated a few yards north 
of the present Congregational Church in Plymouth Centre. 

I am indebted to the Rev. E. }). Hillard for the facts relating 
lo the settling of the town. 

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Here lyeth 
y^ Body of Hettice wife 
of Lieut"/ Daniel Curtis, 
she dyed Octo'7 y^ 
i*^^ 1749 in y*^ 39^*^ 
Year of her Age. 

Here lies y*^ Body of 
Lieut. Daniel Curtis 
He died Nov'^^" y« 25^1^ 
1750 in y*^ 43^'^ year of 
his age. 

Mortals attend & learn your End. 

Here lyeth 
y^ Body of 1 liankfull 
wife of Ensi^'" Phincas^ 
Royce : She dyed Oct'"' 

'*^ 9*'' I 749 in y*-' 



Year of her Age. 

Here lies y^' Body of 
Elizebath wife 
of Cap^ Phineas 
Royce, she died Feb'>' 
ye i^th j'j^c) in y*^ 41'^^ 
Year of her Age. 

Is fractuRcd in Memory 
of Phinehas Royce Efcj' 
Who Dci)arted this Life 
May 11''' A. Dom : 1787 : 
in the 72'' Year of 
his Age. 

In Memory of 
M^ John Worner^ 
he died Sepl'"" 7^' 
I 760 in y^' 44li' 
year of his Age. 

In Memory OF 
Lucy Daughte*'" of 
y'' Revn'^ Sam 
uel Todd & Mr^ 
Mercy His Wi- 
fe She Died 
January y^' 9 A. D. 
1757 Aged II 

Beneath this Stone 

lies Deac. Daniel 

PoiTER who in a • 

comfortal)le hope 

of one Day rifing 

to a glo''i(nis Iinmor 

talily fell aflcei)e 

October 29'!' i 773 

in the 55 Year of 

his Age. 

wife of Daniel Pon er 
bavins; walked witli Cod 
Triumphed over Death 13"' 
July 1770: Aged 54 Years. 

JSfortalsF belmld yoiir_ fate. 
And lend a liftoniiipear 
think on voiiv linal ftatt; 
For (Jlirill will i^^,^)^^ appear. 

Elizabelii Conant 
Died Aj^ril ift 1777: 

in year of 

her Age^ 

In Memorv of 
Roger Conant 
who departed 
this Life February 
y'' 6"' A.D 1777 : in 
the 33''' year 
of his Age. 

Death is a Debt: to iiatme due, 
wiiich I have paid; & fo niu.-t you. 




»Note the advancement of this Phiueas Uoyro. When he buried his llivt wili; hf 
was Ensiijn ; ten years later he \va> Cai)tain and at his deatli wrote Esquite at lin' 
end of liis name. 

*l'robably the ant-ient spelling of Warner. 

•Tliis iTiscription is on a rou^li jiioce of faced to receive tlie lettcrinp:. 

*The'top of tlii.s stone is broken off and it is eliijiped malvinij the inscription very 





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A Daughter to 
A fa c'v: Lydia Darrow : 
flill born May 1777 
A Daughter to Jeffe 
& Lydia Horton ftill 
bom Nov. 1799. 

In Memory of 

Dea^"° David 

Dutten' he died 

V{:h^- y^ 20 1774 

in y^ 73^'^ Year of 

his Age. 

In Memory of 

Mrs. Frelove 
wife of Mr. 
A fa Darrow 
who died with her 
DauglUer ftill 
born Dec'' 14''' 
1773 "^ h^^ 24*'' 


In Memory of 
Cap^ Randol Evans 
who departed this 
life March 24']!: 1778 
Ai' 50 Ye"rs 

The i,'iave is tlu» lion Co 
Appointed for nil liveiiiff. 

A. Evans- 

In Memory of 
Mrs. Phebe 
Evans Confort . 
of Capt Rand- 
ol Evans who 
departed this 
life Jan. 19 : 
1778/E' juft 
46 years. 

In Memory of 
Elijah Son of 
Mr. Elijah and 
Mrs. Efter 
Warner Who 
Died July y^ 13*'' 
1779 in y^ 3^:^ 
Year of his Age. 

In Memory of Mrs 
Martha Duiton 
the Confort of Dec''" 
David Dutton. She 
Departed this Life 
^Lnth y*" 29"' A. D. 1779 : 
In the 68'" Year of 
her Age. 

Groat God I is this our certain doom, 
and are we ftill lecured, 
Still walking downwards to our tomb, 
and yet prepare no more. 

In Memory of M''^ 
Lydia Wife of M' 
Ebenezer Darrow 


She Died March y'^ 

: jQth 

in y*" 66 Year of her 


Died Oct. 5'^' 

William fon 

of M*" Ebenezer 

Darrow in the 

fecond Year 

of his age.-"^ 

In Memory of 
M""^ Marv Baldwin 
Confort to Mr 
Ep.enezer Baldwin 
deceaft who died June 
the 17*'' A. D. 1787 in the 
77^^' year of her age. 


'•■'i'liis siono hears no year but is evidently n child of Capt. Evans ae it stands be- 
tween his stone and tli;il of iiis wife. 
'This stone bearB no date but is i)robably about 1780. 




In Memory of 
M^" Ebenezer 
Baldwin he died 
April y^ 28^'' 
1780 in y^ 73''' 
year of his age. 

In Memory of 
Mr. Mofes Worner 
Who Died Octo'"' 
15^^' 1782 in y^' 26'" 
year of his Age. 

In Memory of 
Mofes Brown Ton 
Worner fon of M' 
Mofes & M'^ Elifabe"' 
^^'orner Who Died 
Octob'" 8»'' 1781 in y* 
i*^ year of his age' 

This St"ne is Erected 
in Memory of 
Mrs Lucy A\'ife of 

Cap* Nehemiah 

Rice who Died 

Eebruary 11*'' 1783 

in y^ 28^" Year of 

her Age. 

Mrs Anna Wife of 
Mr. Titus Darrow 
who died Sept : 19"' 
A. D. 178S in the 
34''' year of 
her Age. 


Memory of Cap* 


who departed this Life 
Sept 23'' A. D. 1785 
in the 54"' Year 
of his Age. 

In Memory of 
Wife of Deacon 
John Worner 
who Departed 
this Life June 11*.'' 
1784 in the 77*'' 
Year of her age 

Deacon JOHN 
Died September 7'.'' 
A. D. 1794 in the 95"' 
Year of his Age. 


Memory of 
Lyman fon of 
Mr Aaron & Mr^ 
i\lARY Dunbar 
who died Jan. 25'.'' 
1799 Aged 5 years 

In Memory of 
wife of Ephraim JJoltwick 
who departed this life 
April the 20*'' i 790 
Aged 77 years, 6 months 
and 3 days. 

In Memory of 
Con fort to Mr 
died April 8*'' : 
A. D. 1790 : A'l 41 

On what a nioincnt of 

Ilanp: PCverlastinK tliiiiKf^. 





'These two inscriptions arc on n long stone. 




Memory of 

Eunice, wife of 

Victory Tomlinson 


Dec. 1 8, 1791 

In the 27 YEAR 

Memory of 
Mrs. LYDIA : confort 

of Cap' 
Nathaniel Barnes 
who departed diis life 
Oct 81:' 1790 
Aged 58 Years. 

who departed this 
life January the 2'^'' 
A. 1). I 792 in the 46"' 
Year of his Age. 


Memory of 
Mr. John Paintek 

wlio died 
July 27"' 1796 : 
Aired S6 rears. 


Memory of 

Mrs. Deborah Painter 

wife of 

Mr. John Painter 

who died 

March 26'!" i 794 : 

Aged 76 Years 

Here Lies The Body 
of Mr; Perth ENE 
San for I) wife to 
Cap* Samuel Sanford 
who departed this 
Life may 1 1"; A. J), i 790 
In the 43'' Year 
of her Age. 

memory of 
LYIMA, daughter of 

who died Sept. ]6'|' 

1795 ^'^ «5 y^- 

, .w 

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*This tstoiie wns erected about ISU). 

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Benj. Gatchel and INLary Day, December 25, 1760. 

Steplien Chase and Hanah Blifith, Dec. 25, 1760. 

Patrick Work and Judah Ciff [?] of Harpswell, Feb. 19, 1761. 

Nath. Gow and Hanah Trask, both of Pownalborougli, Dec. 23, | 

1760. i^ 

Jacob. Parker &: Isabella McCobb, ]\Lar. 12, 1761. 

Jno. Heal and Rachel Brooks, Apr. 2, 1761. 

Elathan Raiment ^ Dorcas Jelson, both of a place called Ab- 
adogosit, near Georgetown, June 15, 1761. 

Joseph Ikirns of Eroadbay, so called, & islary Bogs of Pema- F'^a 

quid, July 16, 1761. 

Michael Mahet of Fort Halifax & Unis Tar Aug. 20, i 761. 

William Silvester & Mary Low, Nov. 3, 1761. 

Samuel Parsons of Gasper (some give it Isle of Shoals) and Is- 
abella Rodgers, Nov. 19, 1761. 

Samuel Denny & Catrin Linsey, Dec. 3, 1761. 

James Druminond & Hanah Snipe, Jan. 5, 1762. • ' l" 

Wni. Gatchel of Brunswick & Zerniah Rideout, Nov. 9, 1761. 

Nicolas Rideout, Jr. & Sarah Oliver, Dec. 8, 1761. |: 

Alexander Dnnnmond & Jane Drummond, Feby. 11, 1762. ^ 

Samuel Hall & Grace Oliver, Feby. 15, 1762. I 

Nicolas Rideout & Sarah Wallace, Apr. i^, 1762. i 

Nathaniel Tarr & ^Larsey Copp, Sept. 9, 1762. f' 

John Wheler of Glosester & Elizabeth Knights of Damaras 
Cove, Nov. 23, 1762. 

John**Husey" in Grate Britain & ^Lahitabel Fral, Dec. 24, 

1762. ;; 

David Curtis of Harpswell & Hanah Blethen, Jan. 21, 1763. ?< 

W*" Sprague & Meriam Blethen, March 2, i 763. ', 

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Nath. Springer & Sarah Hodskins, Mar. lo, 1763. 

John Swet (S: Jane Stinson, Mar. 18, 1763. 

Richard Hiscock of Walpole & Jane McFadicn, Dec. 4, 1760. 

James Springer, Jr., & Rachel Chapman, Dec. 4, 1760. 

John Dunton of Jeremesec^uam Island & Abigel Walker of Wool- 
widg, Dec. 11, 1760. 

John Carlton & Jane Gillmore, both of Woowidge, Dec. 18, 

\Vm. Marshal & Eleaner Trofton, May 12, 1763. 

Robert Pore, Jr., & Abigel Grant, May 24, i 763. 

Ebenezer Dean & Patience Brookins, both of Pownal-boroiigh, 
May 26, 1763. 

John Br)'ant ^ Hanah Hilton, both of Pownal-borough, July 

11, 1763- - :•,, 

David Looi)er c\: Abigel Springer, July 21, 1763. 
Henery Sewill «^ Mary Stinson, Jan. 31, 1764. 
Charles Stockbridg Broock &: Planah Rowel, both of Woolwidg, 
Peby. I, 1764. . '■■' ^ 

Donald McDonald & Betty Tar, Apr. 17, 1764. 
Shemuell Hodskins & Elizabeth Goodel, June i, 1764. 
Richard Greno & Mary Grover, June 27, 1764. 
Jacob Day & Bathany Blifith, July 12, 1764. 
John Mathcs «:\: Jane J^arto, both of Townsend, Aug. 29, i 764. 
Nath. Purinton *S: Presila Woodbury, May 6, 1759. 
Jonathin Norcross & INIartha Si)ringer, Ai)ril 15, 1760. 
Israel Crookcr and Hanah McKcuey, July 7, 1761. 
Shubel Hinckley <^' Mary Felan of Brunswick, Sept. 15, 1761. 
James Lemont & Mary Hurter of Topsam, Nov. 21, 176 1. 
Thomas Hinkley <S: Elizabeth Michel, Dec. 8, 1761. 
Abizer Holbrook «Sc Elizabeth Snow of Brunswick, Jan. 14, i 762 
Abel Eaton and Sarah Brown of Eastham, Jan 26, 1763. 
Saniuell Colomore \: Eunis Dean, Feby. 17, 1763. 
Joshua Purinton and Martha Harden, May 3, 1763. 
James Purinton and Presilia Harden, Apr. 22, 1763. 
Jesse Holbrook and Cath. Dyer, Nov. 29, 1763. 
James Robinson and Alle Brown, Dec. 20, 1763. 
Timothy Blake «S: Prudance Webster, May 7, 1764. 




John Campbell & Sarah Ring, May 25, 1764. 

John Toot and Anne Chapman, June 20, 1764. 

Frederick Boots and Mary Gould, July 12, 1764. 

Samuel Colomore and Sarah Lemont, Aug. 21, 1764. 

Mickel McMaharn and Thankful Horton, Sept. 20, 1764. 

Benj. Patte and Ehzabeth Lensey, Oct. 31, 1764. 

Patrick Work and Mary Liniken, both of Townsend, Nov. 25, 

Benj. Sargent and Mary Sewell, Jan. i, 1765. 

James Clark of Harintown and JNlary Moultown, Jan. 21, 1765. 

Ebenezer Palle and Mary Stinson, Jan. 10, 17.65. 

Broocks McKenney and Abigel Heal, Jan. 16, 1765. 

Nath. A\'}nian and Marlliu Campbell, Jan 24, 1765. 

Jorden Parker and Mary Rogers, June 13, 1765. 

Benj. Whittam and Patience Whittam, July, 1765. 

James Mahoney and Sarah Food, Oct. 24, 1765. 

John Hall and Susana Lunt, Aug. 4, 1766. 

Robert Hood and Sarah Williamson Rowel of Pownalborough, 
Aug. 12, 1765. 

James Juel and Susanah Bracket, Nov. i, 1765. 

James Coliard and Mary Meril, Dec. 19, 1765. 

Timothy Batchelder and Mary Hinkley, Jan. 8, 1766. 

W'" Shanahorn and Mary Rich, Mar. 5, 1766. 

David Patte and Luse Colins, June 10, 1766. 

John Todd and Nancy Camj^bell, Aug. 14, 1766. 

Benj. Oliver and Katheiine Crauley, Sept. 25, 1766. 

Kourt ^\'hite of Woolidg and Susanah Sewel, Dec. 4, 1766. 

David Ring and Hillc Patridg, Dec. 25, 1766. 

John Putman and Elizabeth Grover, Jan. 22, 1767. 

John Conda & Katherine Rouk, Apr. 21, 1767. 

Andrew McFadden, Jr., and Lusey Thomas of Jeremeseciuam, 
Feby. 5, 1767. 

James Hinkley and Mary McKenney, Sept. 20, 1768. 

Samuel McCobb and Rachel I3cnny, Feby. iS, 1768. 

James ^IcCobb of 'J'ownsend and Betridg Rogers, Dec. i, 


Samuel Manson of Kittery and Isabella Parsons, Feb}-. 16, 1772. 



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John Cunningham and Hanah IMcPhetres, June 8, 1769. 
Joseph Potter and Margaret Stinson, March 26, 1767. 
Edmund Hinkley and j\Iary Pettengill, Aug. 14, 1767. 
Josiah Harden and EHzabeth Eaton of Harpswell, Sept. 30, 
James Buker and Ruth Sargent, Oct. 22, 1767. 
Wm. Basset and Sarah Blasdell, Feby. 11, 1768. 
John Adams and Hanah Springer, Mar. 3, 1768. 
.Stephen Belding and Prisilla OKver, May 19, 1768. 
Geo. Rogers and Sarah Wyman, June 8, 1 769. 
Wm. Trobins and Sarah Carmin, Aug. 15, 1769. 
James Murphy and Sarah Linscy, Now 9, 1769. 
Ebenezcr OUver and Jean McFadden, Feby. 8, 1770. 
Peter Steel and Ann Grace, May 1.6, 1770. 
Josiah Day and Welttery Bliffin, July 24, 1770. 

Samuel W'ollis and Dorcas Day, Nov. 13, 1770. " '"' 

Bcnj. Sweet and Ann Stinson, Dec. 4, 1770. 

David Oliver and ]\Iary Hollowell, Jan. 21, 1 771 ^>^ 

Alexander Potter and Ann Snipe, May 2, 1771. 
Thomas Day and Susanna Grover, May 14, 1771. 
Thomas Hart and Jean Ren, Nov. 21, 1 771. 
James Lancester and Mary Sands, Nov. 29, 177 1. 
Samuel Beal and Olive Mars, 13ec. 25, 1771. 
Sanuiel Todd and Mary Porterfield, Apr. 14, 1773. 
John Robinson & Hanah Lemont, Jan. 24, 1 771. 
John Berry and Rhocas Mitchal, Feb. 4, 1771. 
Edward Moss and Sarah Combs, Sept. 26, 1771. 
William Swanton and Elizabeth Donnell, Oct. 3, 1771. 
John Woodward and Mary Hodgkings, Apr. 11, 1771. ' 

James Owings and Lowis Page, May 17, 1772. 
Ephraim Fitts and Sally Lowall, Oct. i, 1772. 



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This department is open to all subscribers of the Rkcoiid, eacli sub- 
scriber having the right to insert a query. Non-su1)scribcrs obtain 
the same privilege upon payment of one dollar for each query inserted. 
Each insertion is repeated in our next number free of cost. 

It is hoped that by the aid of this department nmch valuable informa- 
tion will be brought to light and that many, searching the same lields, 
who other"\vise would be unknown to each other, will be brought into 
comnHinication with one another. 

All notes upon subjects of interest to our readers will be gratefully 
received and will be inserted in this department. Address Box 280, 
Salem, Mass. 

We shall keep a record of Genealogies in preparation which we shall 
publish in each number. To add to the completeness of our list, in- 
formation regarding such work, as also town and county histories in 
preparation, is solicited. 

1. TAPLEY. jMr. Eben Putnam is compiling a genealogy of the de- 
scendants of MansHeldTaj)l('y who died in Charlestowu aV)out \7'^2, and 
who Avas probably born in England about 1080. U\> In'other Jiichard 
was a seaman onboard of the frigate Pose, and died in 1710. 

All descendants of Manslield and Mary (Jolmson) Tapley are recjuest- 
cd to send to Mr. Putnam any information in their possession relating 
to. this family. Tliere are descendants in northern New York, who 
have occasionally spelt tlieir name Toppinu- or Tapling, — all sucli are 
invited to corropond with Mr. Putnanj. 

The Genealogy wdl commence in some future number of the Pr.coiin. 

2. TUCKEK. Any information regartling Ezra Tucker, of lloj>kin- 
ton, N. IE, 1770, or his descendants, will be gratefully acknowledged. 

8. PUTN.AM. ]\Ir. Eben Putnam has ju'epared a genealogy of the 
Putnam family in England and America, which is soon to go to press. 

All persons having records relating to this family are respectfully in- 
vited to correspond with Ivli-. Putnam, and members of the family not 
already in receipt of genealogical blanks of record, are requested t(» 
send for tliem. Information regarding any particular line will be 
cheerfully given. Address E. Pui'-nam, V>o\ 280, Salem, Mass. 

9. MOOES. A genealogy of tliis family is contemplated, es])ecially 
of the branches settled in New llam|)shirc. Any information or ad- 
dresses should ))e sent to. Mr. Ehen Putxam, IJox 280, Salem, Mass. 

10. PUTNAM or I'OUTIMAN of Albany. Descendants of .Ian Pout- 
man of Albany, N. Y., 1000, are requested to correspond with Mr. E. 
Putnam, Box 280, Salem, Mass. 


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Notes and queries. 131 

33. NICHOLAS STREET marriedJenisha before 171G. They lived 
in Connecticut. Their daug;liti'r Mary married, 1737, Vine Starr. 
Wl)at Mas tlie maiden name of Nicholas Street's wife, and his and her 

38. SARAH FRANKLIN, born Oct., 1750, of New York, daughter of 
Samuel Franklin, Avhose ancestry and that of his wife are wanted. 

39. REV. i:)ANIEL rUTNA.AI, of Reading, II. C. 1717, born Nov. 

12, 109G, died June 20, 175'.); married Rebecca . Who were her 


40. DEACON DANIEL PUTNAM, son of Rev. Daniel, married 
Hannah Ingalls. Who were lier ancestors? 

42. AARON HALL married .lune 3, 1700, Rebecca Pool. Who 
were her ancestors? 

43. Who were the parents of COL. EZRA WOOD, who died ISIO, 
and who married. 1 750, Anna Chapin of Upton? 

44. Who were tlie parent^; of HANNAH CURTIS, who married, 
1732, Joseph Guild of Dedham? 

45. Who were the wives of ELKANA II HUMPHREYS, born 1730, 
(lied 1818, of Rarrington, R. I.? 

4G. The names and ancestry arc desired of the wives of BENJA- .^h 

MIN AVATERilOUSE, of Johnston, R. I., ])orn about 1700, died 1702. !g|; 

47. Was SA:MUEL CHOATE, of Sudbury in 1703, a son of Stephen „ iS I 
and Rebecca (Roruian) Ciioate, of Roxbury? Stephen Choate and Re- 
becca Borman \\-ere married 4 Feb., 1730. Did they also have Stephen, 
Rebecca and Hannah? 

48. Desired, the parentage of SAMUEL ABORN, born in Salem 
about 1720; removed to Tolhmd, Conn., in 1732; and of MARY ING- 
HAM of Hebron, Conn. He died at Tolland', Aug. 3, 1811. 

49. CURTIS. Wliat became of Du llev Curtis, son of Israel and 
Abigail (Putnam) Curtis? He was born Feb. 12, 1751; married July IG, 
1777, Sarah Marble. They early left Middleton. 

50. WILKINS. Henry Wilkin^ married Rebecca . She died 

April 4, 1090, aged -10 years. Wanted, her parents' names. 

51. HODGKINS. Who were the parents of Martha Hodgkins, the 
first Mi fe of Jonatlian Wells of liiSM'ich, Miio flourished during the 

52. NELSON. William Nelson of BrimCield married Isabel LaM'son, 
said by tradition to have been a daughter of John LaM'son, living in 
some toM-n near Boston. Tlieir eldest child John Nelson Mas born in 
1740. Wanted information as to the birth[)lace of either William Nel- 
son or his Mile, and also corresijondence Avith any one interested in 
the Nelson family of llrimlleld or that of Plymouth. 

53. ANDREW HARADEN of Gloucester nuirried Sept. 28, 1757, 
Lvdia Gritlin, born, May 11, 1711, died Jan. 1824. Her ancestry is 

54. SAMUEL CUTLER niarried Jan. 20, IGOl, Saiah Satlc of Salem. 
Ancestry de.sired. 


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[notes and QtERtES. 

55. CORNELIUS CUTLER, of Salem or Danvers, married Oct. 12, 
1725, xibigail King. Her ancestry desired. 

56. JONATHAN CUTLER, l)orn July 15, 1732 ; married, first, Mar- 
tha Trask of Beverly, Avliose ancestors are "wanted. 

57. ELISHA TOWNE of Topsfield, married Feb. IG, 1738, Sarah 
Rliodes. Her ancestry is desired. 

Their son, John ToAvne, born 1740, married Ann Cummings of Ips- 
wich. Her ancestry desired. 

Their son, Asa Towne of Boxford, married Polly Lovejoy of An- 
dover. Her ancestry desired. 



To QUERY 33. Nicholas Street of Groton, Conn., was son of Pov. 
Samuel Street and Anna Miles (daughter of Richard and Katherint- 
Miles), of Wullingford, Comi. 

Itev. Saniut-l Street was son of Rev. Nicholas Street of Taunton, 
Eng., Taunton, Mass., and New Haven, Conn. 

Nicholas Street Avas born in Wullingford, .July 14, 1G77, died Jnne 2, 
172G; res. Groton; occupation, tailor; buried at Wallingford; ap- 
pointed deputy for Groton, Conn., by the (Jovernor, Oct., 1717 and 
1729; married Jerusha Morgan, Apr. 22, 1707. 

i James, born Fib. 10, 1708; married twice. 

ii Elizabeth, born Apr. 24, 1709; married Smith; Groton Cen- 
tre, no issue. 

iii Jerusha, boi'u 1715; died July G, 1790, aged 75 yrs. : married 
Thomas Starr. 

iv Mary, born ; married, 1737, Vine Starr. 

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America — France. The Detroit Jonrnal is ondeavorinii: to raise a 
fund, throiiifh tlie aid of descfiidants of lievolutionary soldiers, in or- 
der to present to France a testimonial, to comnieniorate tlie alliance 
of America and France ■\vlucli resulted in onr independence of Great 

All persons interested in the good Avork are advised to forward their 
name and address to W. II. Brearle}', Detroit Jonrnal, Detroit. 

Subscription blanks may be had upon ai)plicati()n at onr ollice. 

Town I'l.conos.— This ollice uill receive and pre.^er\e, in lireproof 
vaults, any copies of town or parish rv-cords. From time to tinu' any 
>uch will 1)0 placed in jirint in the Kt-cordand so kv\A from dt'>inielion. 

ToAvn clerks and others, interested in the preservation of early n-c- 
ords, are recpiested to Avrite for our blanks for the record inu- of condi- 
tions and i)laces of deixtsit, etc., of the early toAvn records. 

Kick's Histouy of the Xoutii PAinsH, Dan vers. — Wanteil, one or 
more copies of this work at a fair price. 

FuNEHAL Rings. — Any of our i-eaders having Funeral Rings in their 
possession are requested to send a description of the same to the IJec- 


The Slave Trade in "Old Times." 

From a mutilated account hook of a slaver, 17G7 & 1704. Sept. 10. 
Trusted I\I\ Lord Aug: tit/.roy, live ounces Gold. — v!c has i)nt his son 
on board as a Fawii, and is to pay me a line young wouian and one 
ounce of Gold. 

July 15. Cabbashire Quomino of Annamahoo. To 1 Ilhd Kum. 89 
J-mIIs., to pay a prime woman slave. 

Aubue Agge. One hhd Rum [)2 galls & 12 galls on tap — to pay a 
Prime Man slave, & has put (;n board a prime man IJoy as a ])awn, 

y\r .lames Lewis, Seaman lirig Othello, died Nov. 1, 1704. — Raid ye 
King at 1. for ground for a Grave 2i galls Rum. Raid for digging tiio 
(jravc 1 irallon. 

In the fifty-first annual report of the Dej)nty Keeper of the Public 
Records, London, it is announced that a hautlbook to the i)rincij)al 
classes of documents in the Record Odice is In the press. The Avork 
hi (juestion has, wi' understand, been con)i)iled by Mr. S. R. Scargill 



Savage's Ge-NEalogical DicnoNAUV of N. E. — A fine set of this . ., 

valuable work is for sale at our ollice; price $55. mi 

i34 NOTES. 

Bird, one of the senior clerk<i of the Department, Avho has given ninny 
ye^irs to its conipihition. ]\rr. Scaruill lord's colleagnes speak of lis 
execution with the liigliest commendation, but. at present, historiral 
students, to ^vhom it is absohitel}' indispensal)le, await the pleasure of 
Mr. Maxwell Lvte's imprimature before tliej'" can make use of this key 
to one of the greatest treasure houses of historical documents. To 
inquirei's on l)(>th sides of the Atlantic, Mr. Lyte would confer a favor 
by exphiiningtlie delay in publication. — The Nation, Dec. 11, 18i)0. 

Tlie Maine Genealogical Society is attempting to supply the deli- 
cicncies in the records of Falmoutii, Me., extending from 1773 to 178G. 
To this end, toMU cieiks, societies and individuals are requested to 
forward copies of any recoi'ds in their possession lelating to Falinouili 
during tliat period. The jNIaine Historical Society is cooperating in 
this laudable undertaking. 

Mr. George Gatefield of ihe Department of Manuscripts in the Brit- 
ish Mus('um has at last put to ]n'ess his guide and prir.t«'d books, and 
manu.-^crii)ts relating to Kiigli-^li Heraldry and Gencidogy so long looked 
for. Tlie i>nblis]iers are JNIichell and Iluulies, 140 Wardour street, 
London, \V., England. Price, one guinea to subscribers. 


Any of our subscribers or friends having No. I of the Ixccord, nnd 

not wishing to keep it, will confer a favor by sending it to us, so we ^ ,. 

may l>e abh- to supply comi)lete sets to our new subscril)ers. A rea- x''' ri' 

sonable sum will be paid for all of No. I sent us. J'|'^» 

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The quarter])^ meeting was bekl in Historical Hall, 
Tuesday evening, October 21, Rev. W. L. Chafiin i)resid- 
ing. On taking the chair he made an a[)[)ropriate {illusion 
to our absent Piesident Einer}'. A large number of ladies 
and gentlemen were i)resent. 

^li'. Challin introduced Mrs. Harriet C. Pulsifer of Au- 
burn, jNIaine, a descendant of several launton families, 
earl}' settlers, as the reader of the evening, al)()ut the "south- 
ern Indians." She commenced l)y exhibiting rare speci- 
mens of the i)roductions of the "Mojave Indians" who once 
inhabited the wilds of Georgia and Mississi})[)i, and by . .^,, 

drawings represented their pottery, vases, implements of - v 

labor and war, their needle work, etc. ; explained the pro- - ^# 

cess of manufacture, their characteristics, ceremonies, '?"' 

.•>tvle of livinii", cottaires ; also described their anuisini>' 
forms, or laws of kinship ; for instance, ''su[)))ose I am an 
Indian woman, having a son, two brothers and sisters, and 
ni}' husband similar relatives. I am my son's mother, and 
n»v sisters and husband's sisters are also his mothers. jNIv 
brothers and my husband's brothers are his lathers, each 
^anic as my husband ; aunts and un(;les unknown." She 
closed by an appeal in behalf of civilization and education 
oi" the Indians. 

'J'he Secretary then read obituaiy notices of Eben. Dawes 
lisdale, a life member, and George. Antliony Shove, an 
honorary member. 

The secretary presented the following for membershi[), 
who were elected : 

Charles Everett Richmond, Walter iMiles Dunbar, Albert 
L. Ward, Nathaniel J. Grossman, Leonard Crocker Couch 
^f Taunton, Everett South worth Ilorton of Attleboro', 
'"dl icsident members. 

Corresponding members : — Gustavus Arthur Hilton, of 



Boston ; Charles L. D. Washburn, of AYashington, D. C. : 
Hon. William Harden, Savannah, Ga. ; Rev. Eplnaim 
Williams Allen, of Brooklyn, N. Y., a life member. 

Honorary member : — Hon. Samuel Crocker Cobb, Bo-^- 

The librarian reported a large number of donations re- ' 

ceivcd during the last quarter. 



The annual meeting was held, Tuesday, tJanuary 13, in 
the Council Chamber of the Old State House. 

The President, Mr. Curtis Guild, delivered an address 
in which he showed the need of such a society as the Bos- 
toniaii is and showed what a field for work it has. He 
especially alluded to the conference of gentlemen, held 
last May, to form an association for the preservation of 
beautiful and historic sites in .MassMchusetts. 

The number of visitoi'S to the rooms of this society A 

have been in excess of the registered numl)er of 19.500 -Ife 

and all classes have shown an active appreciation of the j;J|,;| 

work of the society. -^ %'■ 

The ti'easurer showed the receipts for 18'J0 to have been 
$3787 and ex[)enditures $2759. The life membership fund 
is now $6418. :; 

It is to be regretted that the society has not space where- c 

with to arrange and expose for examination its tine collec- | 

tion of relics. . 4 

After the election of members, the following board of | 

ofiicers was elected : President, Curtis Guild ; Clerk and % 

Treasurer, S. Arthur Bent; Directors, Curtis Guild, Sam- | 

uel H. Russell, Hamilton A. Hill, Joshua P. Bodlish, Ja- | 

cob A. Dresser, John Lathi'op, George O. Carpenter, ." 

William S. Appleton, and Benjamin Clark. The i)res- ^ 

cut membership is 848. f 


The regular quarterlv meeting was held at the rooms 
of the society, Monday evening, Dec. 15, 1890. The i , 

President, Dr. Alfred P. Putnam, in the chair, • | 




The Secretary read the minutes of tlie preceding meet- 
ing and also letters of acceptance as honorary members, 
from Douglass Pntnam of Marietta, Ohio, Hon. W. W. 
Wheildon of Concord, lion. Mellin Chamberlain of Chel- 
sea, Hon. A. A. Low of iirookl^Mi, N. Y. 

Tiie Treasurer reported the society as being in a favor- 
nble financial condition. 

Dr. Putnam reported donations of overone hundred books 
since the last meetinii: and called the attention of the so- 
oiety, in a few well-chosen words, to the several generous 
gilts received lately, especiall}' mentioning Mrs. Philbrick, 
and uri^ed the members to do their utmost in the direction 
of enlars^imx the library and collections of Ihe society. 

Several nominations for membership were presented to ' 
the society to be acted ui)()n, and among others that of 
Mrs. Fowler as an honorary member. 

The most interestinij occasion at this meetinir was the 
[)resentation of a cra3'on [)ortrait of Dr. Amos Putnam of 
Danvers, the gift of Charles Putnam, Esq., of Cambridge, 
a descendant. |^? 

^Ir. Andi-ew Nichols stated that Dr. Amos Putnam was ?' 

one of the most celebrated of Danvers' ph^'sicians, was a 
half brother of the celebrated Deacon Edmund Putnam, 
and the son of John and Rachel (Buxton) Putnam, the 
grandson of John and Ilannali (Cutler) Putnam, and great 
grandson of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Ilnlchinson) Put- 
nam. Nathaniel Pntnam was the son of John Putnam, 
who came to New England about 1G34. 

Mr. Nichols also ijave some account of the various es- . 
tates in the possession of the doctor ; the one best known 
is one he obtahied by his marriage with Hannah, dauc^hter 
of James Phillips, Esq., where now stands the "Collins 
House," celebrated as the headqnarters of Gen. Gage dur- 
ing the'early ])art of the revolntionary struggle. 

Dr. Amos Pntnam was born in Sept., 1722, and died 
•July 2iji 1807. This portrait was taken about 1700. 

Mr. Eben Putnam remarked that the portiait under ex- 
amination was undoubtedly the earliest Putnam portrait 
ill existence. 

Mr. C. II. Masury, of the committee on the amiual re- 


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union, ro])oitecl in an informal w^y the progress made 
toward this interestino' occasion. 

After some further discussion the meeting adjourned. 

On the first of January the sociel}^ met in Gotliic Hall, 
and after tliose memhers who impersonated various colo- 
nial chai'acters had been presented to the meeting, the 
meml)ers and invited guests sat down to a well-served 

The after-dinner speech-making was of particular inter- 


The regular monthly meeting was held in the Society'^ 
liouse on Docomi)er ihiid, aiicl the menilxMs present lis- 
tened to an entertainiiiir account, by Mr. Erastirs Worth- 
ington, of ^' Ma<lam Knight's journey from New Yoik t(> 
Boston in 1704, "taken from thejourntd of that lady, made 
during her })rogrcss. An abstract of this paper is printed 
iu the Januar}' number of the Register. 




Persons of the several names oiven below are advised 
to send such records as they may have to the compilers of 
these irenealoiiies. - - 

We suggest tliat all facts illustrative of familj^ history 
Mud character, or hereditary characteristics, physical or 
olherwise, ))e communicated. 

In making communications, full names and dates, and 
records of service under oovernment, etc., etc., add much 
to the value of the record. 

CiiOATE Family, b}- Rev. E. O. Jameson, Millis, Mass. 

Ckandall Family, by Ehvyn G. Davis, Myrtle Street, jfv| 

I)oston, ]Mass. 

Putnam. — Descendants of Jolm Putnam of Danvers, 
1<>3'1; Jan Putmun of Albany, 10(31 ; Thomas Putnam of 
Ilartibrd, 1740, and others of the name, l)y Eben Putnam, 
Uox 280, Salem, Mass. 

Scott. — Descendants of William Scott of Hatfield, b^^ 
O. P. Allen, Palmer, iNIass. 

Stiiickt. — Descendants of Rev. Nicholas Street of New 
Il.iven, Coim., by Henry A. Street, New Haven, Conn. 

Tkkat Family, by J. II. Treat, Lawrence, Mass. 

Williams Family. — The descendants of Rol)ert Wil- 
li:ims, of Roxbury, Mass. (1000-10^)3), including the 
•hildren and grandchildren of the female branches, b}^ 
Prof. Edward H. Williams, jr., 117 Church St., Betlile- 
licu), Pa. 

Garland. — Descendants of Peter Garland of Boston, 
'^lass., l()37--8, and of John Garland of IIam[)t()n, N. II., 
'>orn 1021, by James G. Garland, Saco, Me. 


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Allen. — O. P. Allen of Palmer, Miiss., is prepiiriiiL^ 

a history and genealogy of the descendants of Edward U 

Allen, who is said to have iione from Portsmouth, N. H., I 

to Nantucket and married Ann Coleman thei-e, and reared | 

a large family. He died in Nantnckot 1741. Joseph Al- | 

len of Newport, R. I., was his grandson. Any infornia- | 

tion coneerniniic the ancestors of Edward will be thankful Iv I 

received. f 


Chute. — Descendants oi Lionel Chute of Ipswich, | 

Mass., by Wm. E. Chute of Swampscott, ]Mass. | 

Knait, by Charles E. Knapp of 135 A\'est 4Lst Street, | 
New York. 

Ladd, by Hull. Warren Ladd. (in [)rcss.) I 

Slocum Family, by Charles E. Slocuni, M.D., of De- | 

irance, Ohio. . | 

Pynson-Pinsent-Pinson. — Frances E. Blake, Bcjstou, .. | 

Mass., desires correspondence with persons having infor- 
mation reiraidin<i these fiunilies. .. ,„ 

Klmball Family. — Descendants of Pi(^liard Kini1)all I li;!' 

who was of Ipswich in 1G37, by Stephen P. Sharpies, of f 

Boston, ]\Iass. | 

Jones, by Frank Goldsmith-Johnson, Box 8(>7, Paines- 
ville, Ohio. 

GoLDSMrni, by Frank Goldsmith-Johnson, Painesville, 

Snow. — Descendants and ancestry of Daniel Snow of 
New Hampshire (born about 1750) by S. S. Snow, Spen- 
cer, Clay Co., Iowa. 


Anioii;rr the recent Encjlish works which will prove of ^| 

value to Americans are the followinir : 

Gi-:nI':alogia Bedfoiidiensis : Reiiiii a Collection of 
Evidences Kelatina' Chiefly to the Landed Gentry of l>ecl- ^ 

fordshire, A.D. 1538-1700. Edited hy Frederick Au- 
triistns ]'>lavdes. London. 18l>0. 

iMore than 13,000 extracts from the records of ^vills and 
parish registers of the connty are here presented. 

A Copy of the Registers of ttte Raftisms, Maiikiacjes 


OF Wii/rox, IN THE County of So:\rERSET, 15r)8-1837. i||l 

Transcribed l)y Joseph IL Spencer. Taunton, 1890. M|^. 

The Dates of VARrousLY-snAPED Shields, avith co- 
incident Dates and Examfles. By George Grazehrook. 
pp. 92. Liverpool, 1890. 

Index to Davy's Suffolk Collections. By George 
Gatefiekl. 8vo, pp. 33. 

This is an index to "Additional Mss.," 19, 114, and 19, 
15G in the British Museum, which pertain to the geneal- 
ogies of Sullblk families. 

Wells Wills, Arranged in Parishes and Annotated. 
By Fredci'ick William Weaver. 8vo, ])p. 234. London, 
1890. These wills run from 1.528 to lool), and are in all 
ahout six hundred, com])rising the first two books in the 
District Piobate llegister, Wells, lOngland. There is a 
good index. 

Lndex to]the First Volume of the Parish Registers 




OF Gainsfoud, in the County of Durham. Part in. 
Buriiils 1569-1784. London, 1890. 



SwANZEY Hammond Genealogy, 1550-1890. Com- 
piled b}^ Joseph Hammond, West Swanzey, N. II. Marl- 
boro, N. H., 1890, pp. 17, small 8vo. One hundrtul 
copies private!}" printed. This little book contains tin.' 
ancestry of N;itlianiel Hiimmond (Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Wil- 
liam,'^ Tliomas^)^ who settled in Swanzey, N. II., al)out 
1735, and became very prominent there, and an acconnt 
of his descendants, amonir whom is the compiler, tloscph 
Ilannnond, Esq. (Joseph,^ Benjcunin^"' Joseph^^ JS^athanieU'^ 
TJtomas,'^ Thoriuiji.^ William ^^ Thowas)-). 

The book contains a curious account, in verse, of the 
ride of Col. Jose[)h^ Hammond, from Swanzey to Bunker 
Hill, between sum-ise and live o'clock in the evening of 
the same day. 
1!) The ancestry of Xathaniej Hammond, mentioned above, 
is traced to Thomas Ilannnond of Lavenliam, County Suf- f^^^ 

folk, Enirland, wlio was born about 1550. 

The author is to be coniri'atulated on haviu2: done his 
work so well. A line i)ortrait of the author faces the title 
page. It should be noted that the scheme of arrangement 
as adopted by Mr. Hannnond was not fully carried out by 
the printers, who were not equipped for genealogical work. . 
Thirty-one families are recorded. 

Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American B[Ography. 
Edited by ,Iames Grant Wilson and John Fiskc. New i 

York, D.' Appleton & Co. 6 Vols. 1888-9. I 

This book is truly a book of American biograpiiy, in- | 

cludin<>: as it does not onlv some fifteen thousand of the | 

most ))roininent citizens ol* the United States, but also | 

.some thousands of eminent persons in Canada, Central and | 

South America. 

Wo have had occasion to refer to these volumes to vcrifv 
many dales in genealogical work, and have found them of 
great value. | 

The vignettes and poilraits are very interesting and very 
immcrous. l 


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A Rkpokt of the Recoijd Commissioners of the City | 

OF Boston, coxtaining Dokchester Births, Marriages • 

AND Deaths to thk end of 1825. 21st]Aeport. Bos- 
ton, 1890. 

This re[)oit of the Record Coiiiniissioners has been long j 

•A\n\ eagerly looked tor, covering as it does the records ot* 1 

births in Dorchester from 1633, of marriages from 1050, 
;ind deaths from 1057, althouuh there are earlier deaths 
recorded anions; the births. 

The original records of Dorchester now in existence 
cover the period from 1040, 1003, 1007, respectively. The 
t-arliest births recorded in this report are taken from a copy 
of the first records kept, the originals being lost. 

Mr. Appleton states in his ])reface that during most of •■ 
the time the records were well kept, but the town cleik : ■* 
iVom 1093 to 1708 proved the exce[)tion. A sample of 
liis spelling is presented here, "hear are Som that wear « " \ 
nott sesonabli brouirht in." 

The index to this volume is most carefully prepjired and ' 
lije Conunissioners are to be congratulated u})on the orderly' ' 
arrangement of the record in spite of great difficulties. 

We are promised the first volume of Dorchester First 
Church Recoids very soon. This coming volume will put '^ 
tlie Church Records to 1730 in print, and is under the 
«l»arge of Rev. Charles H. Pope. 

Other cities and towns should follow the lead of Boston ' 

Jii these matters instead of waiting for public-spirited so- 
cieties and citizens to print their records. Salem particu- 
larly needs a record commission with libend a[)propriations 
to carry on a work of like nature. ^ * 

Of late the New Yoriv Nation has deyotcd more or less 
"pace, as the subject seemed to re(piire, to Mr. Henry F. 
»\ aters' and other fjencaloiiists' seai-ches in iMiirland. 

ronnnent among matters discussed has naturally been 
^ho Washington pedigree, and new facts pertaining to that 
funily receiitly brought to light. 

^ In a recent* munber, that of Dec. 18, 1890, the will of 
^<»i. John A\\ashinfi;ton, ^•real-^ral*ldfath(M• of the freneral, 
'" pruited in i"idl, having been recently discovered in ^^\'st- 

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morelnnd Co., Virginia, by ^Nloncure D. Coiiwa}^ It i.^ 
interesting to notice that John Appleton is one of the wit- 
nesses. Mr. Con\va\' also o-ives in fnll the will ot Law- 
rence, son of Col. John Washinirton. 

Col. Washington's will is dated Sept. 21, 1875, that of 
his son Mar. 11, 1697-8. 

The Nation is deserving of much praise in giving s<> 
much space to genealogical matters. 


CIETV. Sixth Series. Vol. iv. l^oston. Published hy 
the Society, 1891. Belknap Papers; Part iii. 

The publication of this third volume of the Ikdknap Pa- 
]iers, eominiratthe time of the one-hundredth amii\'ei-sar\ 
of the societ}', is peculiarly appropriate, for the Kev. Dr. 
Jeremy Belknap was chief amongst the founders of the 
society. Dr. Belknap was born at Boston, June 4, 1744. 
and died there on the 20th of June, 1798. It was just .^. ^ 

after the Revolution, while pastor of the church in Dover, ]|| 

N. II., that he commenced the })ubru'ation of his Ilistoiy 
of New Hampshire, in tln-ee volumes, published between | ?! 

1784 and 1792. 

Much of the cori'espondence in this volume relates di- 
rectl}' to the history. An)ong other curious and interest- 
ing pat)ers occurs the contract by which the second vol- 
ume of the history was printed. From this it seems that 
tlie sum of 37 shillings G })ence was charged per signature. 
Dr. Ik'lknap sui)t)lying tlie paper. 'J'he edition was 8()<) 

JTherc are interesting letters from Wentworth and others 
who were concerned in making New Hampshire history, 
and the sources from which many of I^elknap's facts were 
derived are revealed. 


An interesting: account ol the CoUeae rebellion at Cam- 
bridire duiinsf President Ilolvoke's term as^ainst a new rule, 
is given b^^ Peter Thacher in a letter under date of At)ril 
20, 17()8. 

Altogether, tiiis volume of letters throws nmch light on 
the social, political and litengy lite ol the pei-iods in which 
they were written. 

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The first two volumes of the Belknap papers were pub- 
li^hed ill 1876, and consisted of the correspondence be- 
tween Dr. Belknap and Ebenezer Hazard. 

This third volume was prepared by a commitcee consist- 
ing of Charles C. Smith, Josiah P. Quinc , Edward J. 
Toung and Octavius B. Frothiiigham. -" 

The presswork is by John Wilson & Sou, and is fully 
lip to their usual high standard. 


The Xew England Hestorical and Genealogical 
Rf:gl^ter for January is a number of unusual interest. 

in this number a})[)ear the following : A memoir of 
Samuel Baker Riudge, with a [)ortrait. Extracts from the 
Bishop's Transcript of the Pegisters of the Parishes of 
Bedford Count3% Enghmd, covering the years from 1602 
to 1626, relating mostly to the Odcll family. A record 
of n]arria2jes solenmized in the East Parish of Bridire- 
water, ]\Iass., from 1725 to 1746. 

The l^re-Columbian Voyages of the Welsh to America, |'|' 

I'V Kev. B. F. De Costa, D.D. In this paper Dr. De Costa [ 

gives us a learned account of the various authorities, for 
the claim that a C()m[)any of Welsh under Prince jMadoc, 
the son of Gwynedd, settled in America, and his deduc- 
tions therefrom. 

Dr. De Costa presents the following summary of the 
points which seem to be cstal)lished, viz. : — 

1. That there was a well-known historic personage 
nuined Madoc, son of Gwynedd, Prince of Wales. 

2. That he was a sailor, whose natural disposition 
drew him to adventures on the sea. 

3. That this jNladoc made westward voyages on the 

4. That after the first voyage, upon which he em- 
t'Hrked more or less secretly, he was supposed to have 
been nnudered, while, on trial the accused man was 

<>' That he re-appeared in Wales, raised a company of 
Ihiee hundred men and women, embarking the company 
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in ten ships, with the intention of returning to the site of 
bis colony. 

6. Tho.t he sailed westward for the purpose of found- 
inof a coh)nv and never returned. 

No attempt is made to show just where Madoc founded 
his C()h)ny, although a recent writer in the Boston Tran- 
script has attempted to prove the theory that Professor 
Horsford's find on the Charles is the site of the cok)nv in 

Church records of Preston, Conn., from 1774 to 1804 
(marriages). Letters of Samuel Adams to the Town of 
Boston, iMarch 13, 1769, relating to his ation as Tax 
Collector. Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook and others, 
conti lined. These Jettci's rchite to Lulian affairs in 

Tlie Blake Family in Eni^land. ]\Ir. Francis E. Blake, 
in this pa[)er, shows that the emigrant William Blake, (>f 
Dorchester, was a ^irandson of John Bhdve of Over Stowev 
throuijh his son AVilliam instead of his son Kobert. 

i\Ir. Isaac Greenwood presents some facts relative to the 
Saihn Famil v in Enohind, and Mr. E. P. Guild, an account I 

of Col. Hugh Maxwell of revolutionary lame. 

The Record Book of the sextons of the First Presl)y- 
terian Church of Elizabethtown, N. J., is continued (1781- 
1799). I 

Mr. Waters has done so much in finding: the Harvard, I 

Washi'.igton, and other family connections that we are now * 

never surprised at what he presents us. This time avc 
have a lai'<ie number of wills relatiuo: to the Mollis 
family, to which the honored benefactors of Harvard Col- 
Icf^e belon<jj. 

He also presents us with a curious "Elegie upon the 
death of Mr. Tho : Washington the Princes page who 
dyed in Spayne 1628," ;uid other Washington matter, [)ar- 
ticularly regarding the Sandys family, and additional notes 
concerning Poger \\'illiams. Kev. Mr. Bodge continues 
his papers on the soldieis in King Philip's war, this time 
presenting a general review of the events of the war. 

The New York Genealogical and BroGRAPiiiCAL 
Record, for January, contains the continuation of the 


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also a short note on tlie Dexter family of New Eiiii^land, 
the continuation of the wedding at St. Mary, White Chapel, 
London, and other interesting papers on matters pertain- 
in^*" to New York. The subscription price to the Record 
is1)ut $2. 

The Dediia:nl Historical Register, for January, con- 
tains a departure from lasr year's Avork in the shape of a 
paper hy Mr. J. R. \\'akefield, on the birds of Dedliam. 
Detlham is a favorite spot with the feathered inhabitants 
of New England, and surely they could not choose a love- 
lier home. 

The article on Schools and Teachers of Dedhain is con- 
linuod and so is Dr. Ames' diary. 

There is a copy of Need ham epitaphs, and the record 
of births of tlie town of Franklin is continued ; so, too, 
those of Dover. 

Book Notes, condncted by Sidney S. Rider, Esq., of 
Providence, completed its eighth volume, in December. 
A\'e always welcome this little fortniiihlly, and one feels 
tliat liis fii'ty cent subscription is amply repaid upon receipt 
of the Rook Notes. 

The New England Notes and Queries. October, 
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I'liis October number contains the usual number of que- 
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Established in 184-7. 

Vol. 45 commenced Jan., 1891 

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Fromthe late Col Joseph L. Cheater, LL.D., D. C. L., of London, England.— ^'To 
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In books relating: to New Eni^^land in the seventeenth 
century, we find very little said al)OUt travelling. Its 
difiiculties can be inferred from what we have learned of 
the condition of the country at that period. The roads 
were few and must necessarily have been in rather poor 
order, and probably only accessible for the most part to 
horses without vehicles of any kind. Horseback riding 
was the princii)al way of travelling for great distances. 
For short distances "Mr. Foot's horse" served for ordinary 

The mails were conveyed on horseback or on foot, for 
there were no stages nor wagons in those days, as far as we 

A few years after the settlement of Salem and Boston 
iJo person could travel without a permit. In 1641, the 
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General Court passed this order : "It is ordered that 
noe person w* soever shall traiiel out of this pattent either 
by sea or land without leaue from the Governor, Dep. 
Gov. or some other assistant under such penalty as the 
Court shall thinke meete to inflict." 

Mr. Upham says that "the principal mode of travelling 
in those days was on horseback. It afforded many special 
opportunities for social enjoyment. Women as well as 
men were trained to it. The people of the village (Salem 
Village or Dan vers) were all at home in the saddle. 
The daughters of Joseph Putnam, sisters of Israel, were 
celebrated us equestrians." 

The mail facilities were of course extremely limited. 
In 1697, it look fourteen days to receive from Boston an 
answer to a letter written in Philadelphia ; seven days from 
Philadeli)hia to New York ; three weeks from Philadelphia 
to Maryland ; one month from Philadelphia to Virginia. f '*f^ 

The cost of mail correspondence must then have been so 
great that very few could afford to write letters. In 1677 
the General Court of Massachusetts appointed Mr. John 
Hayward, scrivener, " to take in any convey letters ac- | 

cording to their directions." This appears to be the | 

first notice we find of a i)Ostoffice or postmaster, and all ' 

regulations of this kind were continued until the year 

1710 w^hen Parliament ("at home") appointed a Post- I 
master General who had liberty to have a postolEce in 
New York and at other convenient places in the colonies. 
John Campbell was a[)[)ointed postmaster at Boston. In 

1711 a southern and eastern mail went to Pl^^mouth and 
Maine once a week, and a western mail to Connecticut 
and New York once a fortnight. 

It appears to be very clear that early in the settlement 
of New England, the principal way of travelling was by 
water. The Hon. R. S. Kantoul, in the Essex Institute 

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Historical Collections, Vol, xi, gives an exceedingly inter- 
esting: account of the "Old modes of travel/' He says : 
"When this reo^ion of ours was first colonized bv Euro- 
peans, they contented themselves for a time with the rude 
means of conveyance and transportation known to their 
savao:e nei^jhbors. The favorite wav to Boston. Ply- 
mouth and Cape Ann was by water. The dug-out was 
much in use, being a pine log twenty feet long and two and 
one-half feet wide, in which thev sometimes went fowl- 
inir two leaofues to sea." These were similar to the In- 
dian canoos of which we spoke in the first paper. Mr. 
Felt says the primitive .settlers '' had few horses and none 
of them to spare from domestic work," so that they were 
generally obliged to go on foot when they travelled by 

The earliest account of a carriacre belonsrine to Salem 
was in 1701. This was called a Calash and was owned 
by Hemy Sharp, an iiinholder. It is said there were a 
few carriaws in Boston about this time. When Sir Ed- 
mond Andros arrived in Boston in 1G87. he vnth Lady 
Andros rode in a coach. The use of coaches and other ' 

foreign fashions were discouraired bv the authorities, but ^ 

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in spite of this, carriages of various kinds soon began to 
make their wa}' into popular favor. In an account of the ,! 

funeral of Lt. Governor Taller in 1732, it is mentioned 'I 

that "a great number of gentry attended in their coaches 
and chaises." In 1724 a sleicjh was advertised to be sold '4 

in Boston. Snow-shoes were often used in winter. A 
Boston paper of 1705 says, "there is no tni veiling with ' 

horses, especially beyond Newbury, l)ut with snow-shoes." -j 

In Boston in 1716, there was a carriage ruan:ri<r to and 
Irom Newport, K. I., once a fortnight '' while the ways 
were passable." ? 

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in the early part of the eighteenth century. To New 
York in a sloop, thence in a boat for Amboy, thence on 
foot fifty miles to Burlington, N. J., thence in a boat to 
Cooper's Creek, having to row himself a portion of the 
way, arriving at Market street wharf, Philadelphia, on a 
Sunday morning, "dirty, from being so long in the boat," 
"fatigued with walking, rowing and the want of sleep and 
very hungry." Dr. Franklin does not state how^ long he 
was on this journey, but prol)ably from two to three weeks, 
as he states tliat it took him about fourteen days on his re- 
turn to Boston next year in a vessel direct and under 
more favorable auspices. But just contrast a journey from 
Boston to Philadelpliia now, in a parlor car, with the ac- 
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Natl Massev & Rachel Mackniallin, both of Salem, Oct. 18, 1740 

Archelaus rntiiam & Kuth Flint, *' " '* Oct. 22, 1740 

Sum' ArciKi- 0=: Dorolli} IJopcs, '• " ♦' Oct. 22, 1710 

John In^ersoll, Juii' & Eliz'^ Bray, " " ♦'"" Oct. 25, 1740 

Joseph Dennis & Sarah Gardner, " " " Oct. 25, 1740 

Simon Bradslreet of I'opslcild .S: Ilanniih Flint of Salem, Nov. 1, 1740 
AV" King & Hannah Mitclidl, both of Salcn). Nov. 1, 1740 
Joseph 5laule of Sak-ni & llan'^ Johnson of J^yn, Nov. 8, 1740 
Jolm Stacey of Salem li INFarg^ Kichardson of Marl)le''. Nov. 15, 1740 
Daniel Lisbril of Salem & Hannah Girdler of ^rarblc'^, Nov. 15, 1740 
Timothy Upton & Hannah Stacey, both of Salem, Nov. 22, 1740 
Jou'^Tuoxbury ot Katherine lieadle, " *' " Nov. 20, 1740 
John C.'dlum, Tort., of Salem &Haun:ih Webber of :Marbleh'i, Dec. C, 

John Straw & Zerviah Dow, both of Salem, l^ec. C, 1740 

Tliomas Horton, Jun"- & Eliz" Trask, •' " ♦' Dec. 27, 1740 

William Ilathorne (^c Marv Tousell, " *' " Dec. 27, 1740 

JonM^arlin;; vt Sarah AVa'rdwell, " " *♦ Jan. 8(?), 1740 

Walter Polfry & Snsannah Jirowue. " '• '♦ Jan. 17, 1740 

Joseph Flint, 4'*"« & Eliz" Meacham, " '* '• Jan. 23, 1740 

Beuj'^ Putnam, Jun>- (jl: Sarah Putnam, *' " *' Jan. 2G, 1740 

Tho'' Dimon & Mary Johnson, '• <♦ ♦' Feb. 21, 1740 

IJetiah Paeon of Salem »S: Mary Hale of Boxford, Feb. 27, 1740. 
Nathanneil Foster »!c Sarah Delend, bolh of Salem, March 1»(?),1740 
Joseph Portor & Bethier Bacheldor, " " " March— 1740 
Timothy Atkinson & Mary Chapman, " " " April 4, 1741 

Solomon Pichardson of Middeltown & Abbigal Boxston of Salem, 

April 10, 1741 
Joseph Gardner & Mehitabell Pope, both of Salem, April 18, 1741 
Benj. Bux-ston, Jun'- >.<: Charitv Mall, both of S:dem, May 30, 1741 
FilUld Holt of Andover & Abbi<,ral Taler of Salem, June 12, 1741 
M'' Benj'^ Prescot, Jun-'of Salem «j;: I\P=" Pebeckah Miuot of Concord, 

•^uly 4, 1741 
Jic-nj. Gale & the Wi*> Mary Philips, both of Salem, Aug. 8, 1741 
Jeams Grels,(?) Jun'' & Hannah Very, " " " Aug. 8, 1741 
v^JosepJi Fowls & Hannah Swineitou, ♦' " " Aug. 22, 1741 

V Benj. Puir& Sarah Gray, " " " Aug. 29, 1741 

Habltaccek Linsey & Mary Green, ♦* *' " Sept 12, 1741 

Peter Chirk Jun-^ & Aima Poerter, " " " Oct. 3, 1741 

Richard Harris of Mnrbleh'' ^ Elis Smith of Salem, Oct. 3, 1741 




Joseph Goklthwvt & Mary Batter, both of Salem, Oct, 12, 1741 

Isaac Sonthwick'& Mary Falton, " " " Oct. 12, 1741 

Kobert Allen & Rebecca Phippen, '♦ " " Oct. 18, 1741 

. Francis Skary (?)& Anna Symonds, " " " Oct. 18, 1741 

Peter Wheeler of Boston & the Wi^^ Christina Village of Salem, 

Oct. 18, 1741 .|, 

Jonathan Hart of Salem & the Wi Anne Ober of Beverly, Oct. 24, ' 

Bartholomew Henfeild & Lyclia Piiillips, both of Salem, Oct. 24, 1741 
Jaems Symonds & ^Nlarv Cloutnian, " " " Oct. 24, 1741 

Robert Wilson ic Marv'Shillaber, " " '♦ Oct. 31, 1741 

Jonathan Tarbel *i ISIary Felton, " " " Oct. 31,1741 

Stphen (?) Small & Ruth Kin^, " " *' Oct. 31, 1741 

AValter Smith vi ■^lury Grils, " " " Nov. 7, 1741 

Francis Coex ^ :\Iary Dealand, *♦ *' " Nov. 7, 1741 

John Gill & Rebekah Shilliber, " *' " Nov. 29, 1741 

Andrew Tucker ^<: Bianch Skinner, " " " Nov. 29, 1741 

IT-znid v<^ Vy\<i■V'■^ b>'th N<>- :-o Scrvts. of Sam^i Smith, Doc. 12, 1741 
Elisha Flynt & Merrum Putnam, both of Salem, Dec. 27, 1741 

John Putnam Jun'-& Rutli Swinerton, " " '♦ Dec. 27, 1741 
Sami' Putnam w<: Sarah Nurs, " '< " Jan. 10, 1741 

Jonathan Ropes *.<:, Mar}' Skinner, " " ** Jan. 30, 1741 

William Webb of Salem »;;: Abiji^al Regies of Gloster, (?) Feb. G, 1741 
James Smith & Marv Hood, both of Salem, Feb. IG, 1741 

John Blashfield & M'ary Rea, " " " Feb. 14, 1741 | 

Ebenezer Stevens v!i .Mary Millet, " " *' March 13, 1741 |^ 

Joscpli nod;<es & Elizabeth Stone, " " " April 10, 1742 m; 

Benjamin Woodin ^v;: Sarah Hannnond, " " •' April 14, 1742 '^v 

Phillip Cooper e^ Elizabeth George, " " '♦ April 17, 1742 

''N/' John Gray of Salem & Rachel Dodd of Boston, April 17, 1742. 

William Browne ye 5"» «.^c Sarah Tozier, both of Salem, May 1, 1742 
Benjamin Babbidge of Salem & Abigail Meers of Boston, May 20, 

1742 ^ |, 

Stephen Felton & Dorcas Upton, both of Salem, June 4, 1742 ' 

William Masury *5c ^Mary Dike, " " " June 5, 1742 

Joiin Crowell ci Sarali Feild. " " " June 19, 1742 

Moses Gillman of Exeter »Jc Sarali Stacey of Salem, June 20, 1742 
Jon* JiUi-roughs *.<: Martha Procter, both of Salem, July 3, 1742 
Benj" Quinby of Salem & Anne Plummer of Rowley, July G, 1742 
Joshua liea v^c Mary Evans, botli of Salem, July 30, 1742 
Samuel Averill of Middleton & Martha Cleinmons of Salem, Aug. G, 


Isaac Needham & Marg^ Shelden, both of Salem, Aug. 7, 1742 

Edmund Ilenfieldcc Lyilia Hardy, " " " Aug. 7, 1742 

Samuel Abonic »v:: Margret Masury, " " " Sept. 11, 1742 

Aaron Crowell & .Mary Atkins, '« " " Sept. 11, 1742 

Jonathan Lambert c<: Lydia Babbidge, " " " Sept. 11,1742 
John Grant of Marblehead v.^; Mary Piller of Salem, Sept. 11, 1742 
Bcnj'' Neal & Lydia Beger, ijoth of Salem, Sept. 18, 1742 
Tho« Cave, J'" of Middleton & Abig' Hutchinson of Salem, Sept. 18, 

William Green of Snlem & Jerusha Dodge of Beverly, Sept. 25, 1742 
John Kced ».^ Abigail Turner, both of Salem, Sept. 25, 1742 
Jacob How of Marlborough & Jiuth Swimiorton of Salem, Oct. 5, 


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Tarrant Putnam of Salem and rriscilla Baker of Boxford, Oct. IG, 

Joseph Batcbelder of Salem & Judith Rea of Killiugslcy, Oct. 30, 

Jasper Swinnerton & Eliz" Swinuerton, Jun'', both of Salem, Nov. 6, 

Salem, Nov. 18, 1742. 
To John Higginson, Jun*", Clerk to y^ Town of Salem, — Whereas 
Jasper Swinnerton on y^ G'^ instant desired you to enter & publish an 
intention of iNIarriage between him & myself notwithstanding! neither 
did or do intend to marry him, I therefore desire you not to proceed 
any further therein. 

Elizabeth Swinnerton, Jun^ 
John Phippen, Jun^ & Hannah Hooper, both of Salem, Nov. 20, 1742 
Abraham Rue & Mary Rich, both of Salem, Dec. 18, 1742 
Mitchell Sewall, Esq^-feM" Eliza Price, Jun', both of Salem, Dec. IS, 

Tho^ Gould, Jun"- of Salem & Lydia Webber of Marblchead, Jan. 1, 
Joseph Hathorne, Jun'" & Hannah Becket, both of Salem, Jan. 8, 1742 
John IIiiz:ginson, Jun'^ of Salem & M''" Ilannali JNIarsh of Braintree, 
Jan. 8, 1742 

Samuel Very, Jun"" & Susannali Page, both of Salem, Jan. 15, 1742 
Samuel Rix & Susannah Carrell, " " " Jan. 15, 1742 

John Ervin ^^ Rachel Smith, " " " Jan. 22, 1742 

p]phraim Brown of Lyn, & Anne Twiss of Salem, Jan. 27, 1742 
Eleazer Giles & Elizabeth Smitli, both of Salem, Feb. 12, 1742 
John Flaug of Concord & Susannah Tuexberj-y of Salem, March IG, 

Scippio & Catharine, Negro Servants of Jo. Porter of Salem, March 
23, 1742 

M*" Stephen Higginson & M^" Elizabeth Cabot, both of Salem, Ai)r. 
2, 1743 
Rob< Cook & the Wid'^ Margt Diamond, both of Salem, Apr. JJ, 1743 
Edmd IMarston viL Mary p:iizabetli Sibbee " " " Apr. <J, 1743 
Ilobart Ckirk & Marg' Endicott Juu^ " " ♦' Apr. IG, 1743 

John Young & Mary Muniou " " " Apr. IG, 1743 

Jan)es :Mugford & Anna Trask ♦' ♦' " Apr. IG, 1743 

Apr. 18, INps Mugford, mother of y'" s*^ Ja'' Mngford came & objected 
y" s'' James was a Minor & therefore desired that he might not have a 
Joseph Southwick & Mary Willson, both of Salem, Apr. 23, 1743 
John Higginson Jun' Clerk of Town of Salem. April 21), 1743 

Whereas my Son, James Mugford hath desired you to publish an 
Intention of Marriage between him and one Anna Trask, the said James 
being but Seventeen years and nine months okl, y 2G Instant, where- 
fore you are liereby forbidden to proceed in pid^lishing said intention. 

John Mugford. 
John Cox & Eliz^ Tapley Jun^ both of Salem, Apr. 30, 1743 
Eewis a negro servant of Benj'^ Browne Esq^ of Salem & Eliza])eth a 
"cgro servant of M-" Clitr' Crowingsheild of Salem, June 11, 1743 
Zerob'Peabody of Middleton&Jeiusha White of Salem, July 8, 1743 
♦lohn Southwick the fourth & Elizabeth Wilson, both of Salem, July 
21, 1743 

Joua Nurse, Jun^ & Alice llarvvood, both of Salem, July 2G, 1743 


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Benj^ Masury & Deliverance While, both of Salem, July 28, 1743 

Thomas Allen and Sarah Stevens " " " July 30, 1743 T 

John Gilford Jun'-& Eachel Lander " " " Aug. 13, 1743 | 

Rev«^ Mr James Dimau & M'"^ Mary Orne, both of Salem, Aug. It), f 

1743 I 

Thomas Poynton & Hannah Bray both of Salem, Aug. 20, 1743 | 

Samuel Farn(?) & Sarah Whitimore, " " " Aug. 27, 1743. J 

Joshua Balch of Beverly & Joanna Williams of Salem, Sept. 3, - 

1743 I 

Samuel Blyth & Abigail IMassey, both of Salem, Sept. 16, 1743 f 

M'^ Benja Ives, Jun'" of Salem & Mrs. Eliz^ Hale, Jun'" of Beverly, Sept. ■ 

17, 1743 ^ 

Daniel Epes Esq^ of Salem, & M''-'' Susanna Lyman of Boston, Sept. :^ 

24, 1743 

Eben"^ Twiss & Hannah Harwood, both of Salem, Oct. 5, 1743 , 

Joseph Pope of Mortlake & Han^ Shaw of Salem, Oct. 7, 1743 '• 

Jacob Ashton & ]\Iary Hopes, both of Salem, Oct. 8 (?), 1743 p 
Daniel Gould of Marblehead the widow Sarah Stacey of Salem, Oct. 

15, 171:5 ,: 

Edward Norris, Jun"- & the Wid° Eliz'' Neal, both of Salem, Oct. 15, , '^ 

1743 - I 

Ebeu' Dunton of Boston & Marg' Gould, Jun'' of Salem, Oct. 15, 1743 ^: 
Oliver I'utnani &, Hannah Browne, both of Salem, Oct. 17, 1743 

Joseph Simonds, Jr., <};: Mary Very " " " Oct. 29, 1743 ; 

Ben« Stone & Eliz^^ IJerry, " " " Nov. 5, 1743 < 
Benj« Webb & Mary Dimond '* " " Nov. 5, 1743 

David Henderson of- Salem & Eliz^ Darling of Marblehead, Nov. 12, 4 

1743 I 

Jona Twiss of Salem, & Kliz« Nurse of Lyn, Nov. 19, 1743 f 

Joshua liuffnm, J*" & Sarah Lisbar, both of Salem Nov. 19, 1743 .1 

Amos Kite &. Mary Peters, both of Salem Nov. 23, 1743 | 

John Tink & Elizabeth 'J'hompson, both of Salem, Nov. 23, 1743 * 
Peter Twiss & Jude Town " " ** Nov. 26, 1743 

Joseph Silsbey & Marg' Abbot " " " Dec. 10, 1743 i 

Jon* Keed & Sarah Kejnpton ♦' " " Dec. 10, 1743 I 

Jacob Reeves of Salem & Abig' Furgcsen of Marblehead Dec. 17, |. 

1743 I 

William Browne, son of Cap^ W'" Browne & Wid« Abigail Elkins I 

both of Salem, Dec. 24, 1743 |; 

Joseph How of Midlelon & Sarah Sheldon of Salem, Dec. 24, 1743 i 

Joshua Kay of Salem & S;irah Prince of Beverly Jan. 4, 1743 f 

Jer'' Stewart of Wells & Sarah Pall of Salem, Jan. 14, 1743 | 

M^ John Hicks & M'^ Mary Grant, both of Salem, Jan. 21, 1743 % 

T\W Harrison & L\dia Mackmallin, l)oth of Salem, Jan. 28, 1743 | 

Nathaniel Creesey of Salem *^ Sarah Ober of Beverly, Feb. 10, 1743 | 

Amos Putnam & Hannah Philips, both of Salem, Feb. 18, 1743 1 

M^ Josei)li Cabot & W Eliz*^ Higginson, both of Salem, Feb. 18, I 

1743 "$ 

W'"- I'hippen & Eliz"^ Bush, both of Salem, March 3, 1743 | 

John Leech, .lun"" of Salem & Sarah Chipmau of Beverly, March 10, I 

1743 I 
James Hoo|)er Jun"" & Sarah Blany, both of Salem, March 24, 1743 | 
Moses Davis of Ipswich & the Wid"^ Mary Coles of Salem, March 29, I 

1744 I 
Joua Felt &, Sarah Reeves, Jun'', both of Salem, Apr. 7, 1744 I 

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W"^ Matthews, Jnn^ & i^Iercy LeGrow, both of Salem, Apr. 7, 1744 
John Ueynokis of Bristoll & Snsan^ Giles of Salem, Apr. 14, 1744 
^bm Pierce & Marj- Procter, both of Salem, April 14, 1744 
Eben'' Mackeiitire of Salem & Susan^^ Webber of Marbleli'^ Ap : 20, 

Nath^ Peabody, ,lur\^ of Midleton & Sarah Cheever, of Salem, Apr. 

27, 1744 

Stephen Foster of Andover, & Abigail Smith of Salem, May 9, 1744 

Joseph Nurse & Marv Thomas, both of Salem, May 25, 1744 

Kob^ Wilson, Jun^ &'Eliza Soiithwick, both of Salem, May 2G, 1744 

Sam^ Ives, Jun'" & iMary Berry, both of Salem, May 31, 1744 

W"^ Cleeves, Jmi"" of Beverly, & ]Mary Putnam of Salem, June 9, 


Sam^ iJaland & Ilan^ Blany, both of Salem, June 9, 1744 

Dan' Trask of Beverly & Eliza Wakcfeild of Salem, June 15, 1744 

/John Preston, Jun'^ & Hannah Putnam, both of Salem, June 10, 1744 
JnoPelton J""- c<: Eliza Smith, both of Salem, June 10, 1744 
Geo: Daland, J-^ & Abig' Procter, J^ both of Salem, June IG, 1744 
Jolm Gartlner J-" & Mary Fabins, " " " June 10, 1744 

Josiah Ornc & Sarah Elvins " " " June 23, 1744 

Timo Piiuce & Mary Putnam " " " June 30, 1744 

Epes Sargent Esq^ of Gloccster & M""^ Katharine Browne of Salem, 

July 7, 1744 
Joseph Gavet & the Wid^ Susanna Kerwick, both of Salem, Julv 28, 

Tlio^ Downing .<:- iMartha Tiler, both of Salem, Au-. 11, 1744 
Sam' liarnard Esq^ of Salem, & Mrs. Eliza Williams of Ilatfeild, 

Aug. 24, 1744 
John Mackcntire of Peddiug & Lois Upton of Salem, Aug. ,31, 1744 
Bena Daland, J' & Elizabeth Felton, both of Salem. Sept. 1, 1744 
W"> Campbell & Sarah Bopes '' " " Sept. 1, 1744 

Sami Stone, Jim'^ & ]:iiza Biekford. Jun-" both of Salem, Sep. 1, 1744 
David Boyce, Jun-- cVc Katharine Neal " " " Sep. 1,1744 

William Prince of Salem, & Mary Holland Pomphret, Sep. — , 1744 
Eben'' Goodhue & the Wid'^' Mary King, both of Salem, Sept. 15, 


Arehelaus Wilkins of Sowhegon west (?) & Kachel Case of Salem, 

Sep: 20, 1744 
Jolm Stevens & Rachel Needham, both of Salem, Oct. 2, 1744 
Jona Pnssel of Salem & Hannah Flint of Midleton Oct. 4, 1744 
Solomon Newhall of Lv-n & the Wid" Mary ]*>ly of Salem Oct, 0, 1744 
Daniel West .<^ the Wid" Eliza Unckcr. bolh of Salem, Nov. 2, 1744 
Sam' LnscomI), jun^ & llan^i Aslibv, both of Salem, Nov. 2, 1744 
Jsaac Willson of Salem ^<: Abig^' Newhall, Jr. of Lynn, Nov. 9, 


Johji Thing & Eliza Gale, Jun^ both of Salem, Dec. 1, 1744 

Green MorrilKK: Esther Puck " " " Dec. 1,1744 

Joseph Putnam, Jun^ & IMary Porter, both of Salem, Dec. 4, 1744 

Kzek' Goodell of Bolton & Abig' Parnel of Salem, Dec. 8, 1744 

Sami AVest of Salem & y'^' wid" Mary Ingalls of Marblehead, Vcc. 8, 
1744 J J =. 

John Pitclier & Ann Cornelius, both of Salem, Dec. 8, 1744 
Jabcz Uayward of Pending & Eliza ]{ussell of Salem, Dec. 15, 1744 
Jona Monlton & Ann Flint, bcth of Salem, Dec. ID, 1744 
Jacob Earns of Bo.xlord & Anna Wallis of Salem, Jan. 4, 1744 



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Bena Symonds, Jun"" & Mnrg^ Skerry, Jun% both of Salem, Jan. 5, 
1744 ■ I 

Joshua Ward of Salem & Widow Lvdhi Ilawkes of Marbleh^^ Jan. 5, I 

1744 • ' t 

Daniel Mackey & Eliz* Hicks, both of Salem, Jan. 5, 1744 

Henry Skerry of Salem & Hannah Sallows of Beverly, Jan. 12, * 

1744 I 

Joseph Baker of Salem & Mary Leech of Beverly, Jan. 10, 1744 ^' 

Jona Baker, Jun"" of Salem & Mary Conant of Beverly, Jan. 25, 

1744 ^ 
Jona Peele & Betiiiah Allen, both of Salem, Jan. 20, 1744 
Joua Batchelder of Salem & Heph: Conant of Beverly, Feb. 2, 

Bartho Brown &, Sarah Rea, both of Salem, Feb 4, 1744 

Israel Phippen & Eliza Trevett, " " *' Feb. 9, 1744 
Charles Hooper & Abi^^ail Bennet " " " Feb. IG ,1744 
Bena Gray, Jun'- & Eliz^ Curtis " " " March 9, 1744 §: 

Tho'^ Gould, Jun^ & Mercv Waters " " " March 23, 1744 ? 

Johnl:obiit5:Sur:\h MiUslK^l, J-- " " " Marcli 30, 1745 :■ . 

Jona'Prask, Jun--^ Ruth Southwick" ♦' " March 30, 1745 
Peter Murry & Han'^ Slate " " " March 30, 1745 

William Bccket of Salem & Susannah Fowler of Newmarket, Apr. C, 

1745 ■ \ 
Jonas Parnell & Martha Hinderson, both of Salem, Ap: 13, 1745 

Benj« AVaters of Salem (^c Esther Gilbert of Ipswich, Apl. 13,1745 ■; 

John Small & Lydia Jacobs, both of Salem, Apr. 20, 1745 ; 

Kob' Hawkins of JMarb*^ »Jc Susannah Williams of Salem, Apr. 20, ^ c. 

1745 ^'- "'^ 

Jolm White, Jun"^ & Abiirail Blany, both of Salem, Apr. 20, 1745 
John B;ilcam of Mansfeild in W. (?)Collony of Connecticutt & Han- 
nah Procter of Salem, Apr. 20, 1745 

John Batchelder 3^ of Salem & Mary Rea of Topsfeild, Apr. 27, . 
1745 Ji 

Forbidden by her Father, May 4, 1745 4 

David Putnam, Jd"^ *!c Anna llolton, both of Salem, Apr. 27, 1745 | 

W" Browne a native of Exeter in old En<^land, now an inhabitant »^ 

of Salem sJi, Lydia Dait of Salem, A|»r. 27, 1745 f 

Caleb Putnam, Jun"" v<: Eliza Nurse, both of Salem, May 2, 1745 

Jacob Manning, Jun-^ & Mary Tiler " " " May 4, 1745 

Joseph Ropes, Jun"" »Sc Eliza Bacon Jun"^ " •* " May 11, 1745 
liichard Palmer, Jun^ .<: :Mary l\eeves " " " May 18, 1745 

John Slceman & Margaret Felt, Jun*- " " " May 18, 1745 

John Wvatt »JlMary Mansfeild " " '♦ May 18,1745 

Jona Cook & Mehitt' Giant " .*• *• May 25,1745 

John IIulcliinson,Jun'^*5c Hannah Wooden " '* " May 30, 1745 
Edmond Putnam, «i Anna Andrew, Jun'' " " " June 22, 1745 > 

John Beadle, Jun-" & Mary West, Jun^ " " " June 29, 1745 
Nalh' Osgood, Jun"" & Hannah Babbage " " ♦' Aug. — 1745 
Jona Lander 6L Eliza slate " " *' Sep. 14,1745 

William Tai)ley & Mary Mascoll '* " " Sep. 21, 1745 ■ 

Sam' Foot, .lun^ & Eliza Meservy Jun"- " << *' Sep. 21, 1745 
Jona Very, Juu^- & Eliza Bickford " " *' Se|). 28, 1745 

Edward Carlton of Haverhill & the wid" Eliz^ Holton of Salem Oct. 
3, 1745 
Beua Bacon & Eunice Neal, both of Salem, Oct. 4, 1745 


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John Btiker, Jun"" of Ipswich & Eunice Pope of Salera, Oct. 15, 1745 
Coru^ Tarbel, Jun'' & Eliza Giles, both of Salem, Oct 19, 1745 
Kich'i Prince, Jun^ & Marcy Marston " '• " Oct. 19, 1745 
Mich^ Chapman & Deborah Tvviss. " '♦ " Nov. 2, 1745 

Joseph Knights of Midleton «& Mary Cheever of Salera, Nov. 15, 

Isaac Moor &, Sarah Reed, both of Salem, Nov. — 1745 

Ben* Stacey & Eliza Waters " " " Nov. 15, 1745 

John Swasey & Eliza Mack " <« *' Nov. 23, 1745 

James Savaije & Sarah ^NlackcarLy " " " Dec. 14, 1745 
John Bardon, Juu^ of Sutton & llannah Putney of Salera, Dec. 25, 

John Foot & Mary Turner, botli of Salem, Dec. 28, 1745 
Bena Bray, Jun' & Sarah Driver, both of Salem, Jan. 4, 1745 
George Cummiugs & the vvido Sarah Reeves, both of Salem, Jan. 11, 

Joseph Larraby of Lyn &. Eliza Trask of Salem, Jan. 25, 1745 
William Flint &Ly(lia Twiss, both of Salem, Jan. 25, 1745 
Joscplt Diiunond of Marblehead >i Adah Mansfcild of Salem, Jan. 

31, 1745 
Ab'" P.iiker, Juu"" of Bradford «ic, the wid<^ Hannah Hathorue of Salem, 

Frb. 7, 1745 

liena Whiltemore s.<; Mary Peters, both of Salem, Feb. 8, 1745 

Bena Ropes & Ruth Hardy " " " Feb. 14, 1745 

Nathaniel Pope & Marv Swinnerton " " " Feb. 15, 1745 

Siini^ Luscomb & Marv Stacey " '* ♦' Feb. 22, 1745 

Samuel Green & Mariljah Ht-rrington " " " Feb. 28, 1745 
Job Creesoy *vc I3ethiah Batchelder " " " March 5, 1745 

Bena Felton of Salem Oc Joanna Ruggles of Roxburv, March 8, 

Stei)hen Pope & Mary Bnn'uni, both of Salem, March 8, 1745 
Phillips Oliver of Lyn & Iliainah Flint ol Sak-m, March 29, 174G 
W'" Crowell of Salem & Anm- Cavendish, March 30, 174G 
Zach*! Burchmore ot llannah L'.;ech, both of Salem, Apr. 5, 174G 
David Callum, Jun"^ »!t liebeckah llylliard, both of Salem, Apr. 12, 


Josiali Kellogg of Shrowsberry (?) & the wid*^ INIaryMurry of Salem 

April 20, 174G 
James Murry & Eliza Foot, both of Salem, April 2G, 174G 
Nath' Swasey of Salem & Hannah Waldron of Marblehead, June 7 
Nalh' Felton »i Anna Jacobs, both of Salem, June 27, 174G 
Bena Clcves, Jun"^ of Beverly c<; Anna Woodberry of Salem, July 11, 


Tho" Cox of Boston & Deborah Thompson of Salem, July 19, 174G 

To John Iligginson, Clerk to y"^ Town of Salem, 

I hereby forbid the Banns of 
Matrimony betwixt Tho'* Cox of Boston & myself & desire you not to 
proceed in publishing the same. 

Salem, July 21, 174G. Deborah Tomson [ ] 

To John Jligginson, Clerk to y*' Town of Salem. 

I have not now anything to 
'object against your proceedini; in publishing Intention of Marriage 
iHiiweeu Tho^ Cox of Boston & myself. 

*^"K- 2, 174G Deborah Tomson 


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David Montgomery of Salem & Ilebcckali Grover of Beverly, Auir. 

16, 174G 
Tho^ Davis of Salem & Abigail Stevens of Beverly, Aug. 23, 174fi 
Moses How of Marlborough & Hannali Felton of Salem, Sept. 4, 1740 
Ben Woodman of "Wenham & Lydia Phillips of Salem, Sept. 10, 174(; 
John Bvrue & Mary Crowninsheikl, both of Salem, Sept. 13, I'lC 
Peter Labese & liuth Putnam " " " Sept. 13, 174G 

Jonathan Osborn & Esther INIarble " " " Sept. 13, 1740, 

John Atkinson & Eliza Felt, both of Salem. Sept. 13, 1746 
To John Higginson, Clerk to 5'-e To^vu of Salem 

I liereby forbid y^ Banns 

of Matrimony betwixt my son, John Atkinson & Eliza Felt & desire 

you not to proceed in publishing intention, y*^ said Johu being a Minor. 
Salem, Sept. 15, 174G 

San)l. Gale & Mary Hooper, both of Salem, Sep^- 27t'\ 1746 
William i\Iesservy & Ann Wellinan, both of Salem, Oct^'- 4, 1746 
Sam'. Stewert of Sauhegan West & Sarah Tarball of Salem, Oct. 21 
Solomon Ilutchinsou of Souhegan West & Han"^ Putnam of Salem, 

OcV- 22, iV4t> 

Stephen AVebl) & Eliza Best, both of Salem, Nov^ l^t 1746 

To John Hiiiizinson Gierke to ye Town of vSalem, — Whereas 1 forbid 

ye Banns of matrimony between my son John Atkinson & Eliza Felt I 

hereby signify to you that y cause is now removed ».^l: that I have no 

objection ag-^- your proceodinir to pnl>lish ye same Banns Salem, 4 Nov' 

Enoch Goodell & Eliz^ Buxton (Daughter of John Buxton) both of • 

Salem, Nov- 8^'\ 1746 
Josepli Cioutman & Mary Webb, both of Salem, Nov IQti' 1746 
.Sam'. Emery of Newbury & Elizabeth Woodwell of Salem, Nov. 21' 

Sam' Woodbcrry, Jun'' of Salem & Ida Wood of Beverly, Nov. 26'*> 1746 
George Curtice & Mary Tucker, both of Salem, Nov"- 20"i 1746 . '^ 

John Flint & Huldah Putnam, both of Salem, Dec"-- 18'^ 1746 ^ 

William Hilborn & Uebeckali Jacobs, both of Salem, Dec'- 20"' I 

James Cheever, juu"" of Salem v.t Mary Allen of Lyn, Dec*"* 20^'' 171': 
Joseph Mackentire ^<; Sarah Kuck, l)oth of Salem, DeC"- 27 <, 

Sam'- Lummas of Ipswich & the Wid"^ Susan*i- Smith of Salem, I 

Dec^ 27 ;. 

Tho". Dismore of Salem & Sarah Peach of Marblehead, Jan^. 3'' 
Scippio, negro servant to Mitchel Sevvall Esq'". & Vilot, a negro 

Servt. to Capf. Sam' West, both of Salem, .lany 10«i» 1746 

Sam' Gillman, Esq^ of Exeter & Mrs. Mary Woodbridge of Salem, 

17"» Jany 
Thadeus Pviddan, Juu^ of Lynn &, Elizabeth Brown of Salem, 24 

John Venne & Mehit'. Upton, both of Salem, 24 Janury 
Tliomas Dean, jun"" of Exeter ^v!: Elizi* Woixlbrdge of Salem, Feb. 21 
Phillip Preston & Ruth Putnam, both of Salem, 7''' March, 1746 
Ezra Trask of Beverly & Mie Wid'^ Green of Salem, 7^^ :March, 17b: 
Keuben Hcrriman of llaverhill District in y-" Province of New Hami)- ' 

shire & Mehelb' Putnam of Salem, 11"' March 

Gilbord Tapley & Phebe Putnam, both of Salem, 11 Mar. 
Richard Hood of Salem l<: Elizabeth Coye of Beverly, W^ March, 


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Stephen Waters of Salem & Hannah Frothingham of Charlestown, 

March 2pt 1740 
Isaac Cook ye S'^^ & Sarah Masury, both of Salem, April -i^^^ 

Absalom Harwood & Anne Boyce, both of Salem, 15 April, 17-L7 i ! 

Forbid — John Fairu of Lyn & Mehebi Mackentire of Salem, xVpril 

23, 1747 
Tho^ Luscomb & Meriam Dike, both of Salem, May 2"'i 1747 
Mr. Henry Gibbs of Salem v.^- Mrs. Natlii Willard of Boston, 2"^ May 
Jethro, a negro servant to Mrs. W"i Hmit of Salem ^^ I'liebe, a ne- 
gro servant to I\Ir. Bichard Elvinsof Dunston, 2"*^ May, 1747 
Humplirey Case of Sulem ».<: Hannah Wilkins of INlidieton, May 4 

Amos Buxton & ]Mary Johns(m, both of Salem, May 1)*'', 1747 ; i; : 

Docf. John Cabot w^c' JNIrs. Hannah Clark, both of Salem, 13"* May 
Mr. Tim". Orne, Jim"" of Salem & Mrs. Bebeccah Taylor of Lynn, 

May 1(5"* 
Sam^ Porter, Jun"- & Sarah Elliot, both of Salem, May 23 
Ben. Creesey, Jun"" & Melii Brown, both of Salem, May 23''^ 
Sami West, Jnn'" & ^Nlary Massey, both of Salem. June r>''» 1747 
Tho". Nichols ol Sutton cv IMartha Brince of Salem, June lo''» 
Ben. Dike, Jun^ of Beverly & Sarah IMoor of Salem, June 13'*' 1747 
Joseph Douty, Jun"- oi Eliza Twiss of Salem, July IP'' 1747 
George Edmonds of Lvn & Esther Boyce of Salem, July 18"' 1747 
Bena' Ober, Jun'^ of Beverly & Abigi Foster of Salem, 23 July, 1717 
Jonii Kettle &. The AVid'^ Mary Porter, both of Salem, July 23— 
John Very >Jc Eliz^ Nurse, both of Salem, Aug. 8"' 1747 k 

Kueben CummiiiiiS of Midleton & Hannah Booth of Salem, Sept. P' 1;* 

Tho"* Sheppard of Boston & the wid'^ Susannah Hood of Salem, Sept. iMy 

5, 1747 ?f^ 

George Nurse, Jun"" of Lyn «S: Hannah Gould of Salem, Sept. o, 1747 ■' ■ 

John Oaks of Salem & Mary Nurse of Salem, Sept. 11, 1747 
John Higginson & Mrs. Eliza. Wolcott, both of Salem, Sept. 10"' 

Joseph xVborn to Sarah Maj(jrey, botii of Salem, Oct. 3'''' 1747 
AVilliam Patterson & Bebeccah Touzer, both of Salem, Oct. 10"' 1747 
Mr. Warwick Palfrav & the Wid" Mrs. :Mary Ellis, both of Salem, 

Oct. 10"' 1747 " , ', , 

Benjamin Kimball of Wenham & Ruth Batchelder of Salem, Oct. IG"' ' ' 

llenrv Michmore of ye Isle of Shoals & Rebc'^ White of Salem, Oct. 

]»;"' 1747 
John Brown, Jun"" of Boston & Charity King of Salem, Oct. IG, 1747 
John Waters & the Wid^ Abigi Pntnam, both of Salem, Nov^ 2'"' ' f 

David Callum & Mary Gavet, both of Salem, Nov. 7"' 1747 ^1' 

Robert Smith, Jun"" of Salem & Susannah Follit of Marblehead, .ft 

Nov. 14 ll 

John Roundv of 15everly v!c Eliz:i Rea of Salem, Nov. 14 |i 

Henry Trevett of Marblehead & Mary Blany of Salem, Nov. 2pf | ; ,, 

J<jhn Twiss Jun"" to v*^^ Widow Mary WaUlen, both of Salem, Dec. Ij 

10"' 1747 ' - i 

James Chapman of Beverlv & the Wid^' Abigi l^ Grow of Salem, 

Dec^ ]9"' 
Israel Woodberry of Salem >S; Eliz^» Payment of Beverly, Jan. V^ 


John Masury, Jun^ of Salem & tllizabeth Whitefoot of Salem, Jan-^. 



Joseph Clough of Salem & Susannali Tarbox of Gloucester, Jan^. 9'*^ 
Solomon Putnam & Sarali Endicott, both of Salem, Jany, 23*^ 17-17 
Jona Kopes & Mary Smith, both of Salem, Jan^. 30*^ 1747 
Israel Greene of Salem & Sarah Ilerrick of Beverly, Mar. 29^'^ 1748 
Philip Crissfeild & the Wid« INlary Beunet, both of Salem, April 2"d 

Samuel Bragg & Mary Brown (daughter of John Browne, Ship- 
wright), both of Salem, A pi 9"^ 1748 

Cap* Nathi Andrew & the Wld'> Mrs. Abigi Peele, both of Salem, 
Apl 23d 1748 
Henry Jacobs & Elliza Waters, both of Salem, Ap^ 23<i 1748 
James Swinnerton & Einme Putnam, both of Salem, Ap^ 30, 1748 
Mr. Jona Orne & Mrs. Eliz^^ Putnam, both of Salem, Api 30^1' 
Sam' Galley & Abigi Osgood, Ju^^ May 7'^ 1748 
Gcori^e Hutchinson of Salem & Elizabeth Bickford of Midleton, 
May IS'h i74g 

Amos Smith & Mary Smith (daughter of Nathan Smith), both of Sa- 

leni, May 28^^' 1748 
John Sluman & Mary Sanders, both of Salem, June o^^ 1748 
Michael Coves of Salem «.<: iNIeriam Sprigs of Beverly, June 25"^ 1748 
John Pittman & Kachel Kiml)all, both of Salem, June 25^^ 1748 
Daniel INlarble & the Wid-^ Mary Proctor, l)oth of Salem, July 2"^ 1748 
Tho^ Mason & Abiirail Pike, both of Salem, July 9'^ 1748 
George Traske & .Mary Brewer, l)oth of Salem, July 15, 1748 
\V'° Curtice ,5^ :\Iary Flint, both of Salem, Julv 23^ 1748 
Benjamin Bates, Jun^ & Marv Dolbier, Julv 28*^ 1748 
Henry Blany of Salem & the Wid^ Han'' Graves of Lyu, July 30'f» 

William Southwick & Elizabeth King, both of Salem, Aug. G^'' 1748 
Solomon Harwood of Sak-m & Abig^ Phelps of Keading, Aug'. 9'^ 

Job Swinnerton of Salem & Sarah Hutchinson of Midleton, Aug. 

13'h 1748 
William Dow & Eliz* Blany, boMi of Salem, Aug*. 20, 1748 
Absalon) Harwood *.<: Anna IJoyce, both of Salem, Sept^ 3''*' 1748 
William Daniels of Salem & Mary Oliver of Lynn, Scpt^ 3^^ 1748 
Jonathan Neal & Annis Sweets, both of Salem, Sept^ S^*^ 1748 
The Kevd. ]\ip. ]>^.„h. (]>enotl?) of Salem & Mad'" Mary Colmau of 

Boston, Sep^ IG'^ 174S 
John Newhall & iNIargaret Shaw, both of Salem, Sep^ 21^' 1748 
Solomon INIarlaiu of Andover & the Widow Sarah Whipple of Salem, 

Oct^ pt 1748 

Daniel Andrews & Lydia Barker, both of Salem, Oct"^ 15*i» 1748 

Nathan Taylor & y^' Widow Mary Kay, both of Salem 

Abraham Fowler J^. & Martha^ liickford, both of Salem 

Josiah Hutchinson of Middleton to Sarah Dean of Salem, Ocf 26'*^ 

John Silver & Isabella Browne, both of Salem, Ocf 29, 1748 
John Webb y^ 3^'' (Jc Abigail Hooper, both of Salem, NoV 5"' 1748 
John Mansfield of Salem & Ann Browne Salsbury, Nov 10 1748 
Humphrey Peirce J^ of Wenham & Sarah Andrew of Salem, Nov' 

10'^ 1748 
Samuel Williams, Jun"" of Pomphretin Connecticut & Mary Pope of 

Salem, Nov^ 28'i» 1748 * 



Stephen Colass of Boston & Eunice Rea of Salem, Dec'^ 2"^ 1748 

Joliu nod<^es & Mary Maniiin;jr, both of Salem, December 10''^ 1748 

Israel Hutchinson of Salem vS; Anne Cue of Weuliam, DeC" 15'^ 1748 \ 

Geor*^e Ashbey of Salem & Nancey Jarvis of Marbleiieatl, Dec^ 24^*^ V\ , 

1748 \\ 
Edward Rhoades of Marblehead & Jean Cummings of Salem, Janury 

14, 1748 
Joseph Perkins Jun'' of Topsfield & the Wid^ Mary Porterof Salem, 

Feby 2"^ 1748 
Patrick McDonnald of Ireland now resident at Salem & y^ Wid*^ 

Abigail Gilpin of s'l Salem, Feby 18, 1748 
Jon'' Pudney, Jr. & Sarah Verry, both of Salem, March 4'^' 174S 

John Fowler & Mary Bickfoid, J"", both of Salem, March 4''^ 1748 ' ' 

Daniel Marsh & Abigail, both of Salem, March 10''^ 1748 
Samuel Peabody of Middleton & Kuth Trask of Salem, March 25, 

John Moulton, J*" & Mehittable Mackentire, both of Salem, March 25, 

John Needliam & Kuth Twiss, both of Salem, April 15"i 1749 
John Eden of Salem & Keb'^ Trask of Beverly, April 22, 1749 
Archelaus Putnam, J"" & Martha Nurse, both of Salem, April 29, . 

Amos Foster & Abigail Kinir, both of Salem, April 29, 1749 
Thomas Masury & Mercy Mathews, both of Salem, May G"' 1749 
William Ilenfield to y«^ Wid" Annis Parncl both of Salem, May G^^ 

1749 y 
Francis Grant & Elizabeth Gould, both of Salem, May 12'^ 1749 '^ 
Joseph Stacey <S: Sarah South wick, Jr. both of Salem, May 13'h 1749 ^ 
William Mathews ^<^ y^' Widdo Elizabeth Fianklen, May 20''', 1749 

William Gorden & Keziah Foster, both of Salem, I^Iay 20'*^ 1749 
Nathaniel Goldthwait of Salem &yMVid" Sarah Girdler of Marble- 
head, May 27'ii 1749 

Samuel Bagnel & y Wid^ Eliza pjiippeu, both of Salem, June 10"i 
Samuel Pearce & Mary King, both of Salem, June 10"^ 1749 
Fortune a Negro man Servant of John Kiddan of Marblehead & 
Vilota Negro woman Servant of y*^^ Wid*^ Hannah Pierce of Salem, 
June 15: 1749 

Jonathan Ilarwood, J'' of Salem & Sarah Jacobs of Lynn, June 17'^ 

Abel Badger of Boston & Eliza Bates of Salem, June 23'' 1719 
Docf lion!^ Jones of Beverly & Mrs. Ginger Leech of Salem, June 
2a" 1749 

Jona Tucksbury & y^ Wid^ Jemima King, both of Salern, July V^ . • 

1719 . ■ 

Joseph Mascoll, Jun^ & Jemima Felt, both of Salem, July bV^* 1749 

I'alfry Downing & Elizabetli Ingalls, both of Salem, July 22" 1749 

William Smith ^ Sarah Felt, both of Salem, August 12: 1749 

lienjamin Baker of Haverhill & Mary Brown of Salem, August 12*^ 
1749 ^ 

Joslma Goodale &, Ann Derby, both of Salem, Aug. 19, 1749 
Nalh' Felt & Mary Mugfonl, both of Salem, AugU9, 1749 
Christopher liabbage, Jr. & Anstiss Crowningshleld, both of Salem, 
A 11^^20, 1749 

l^dmuud Lyons & Ruth Langsford, both of Salem, Augt 20, 1749 


Thomas Bright & Mary Gale, both of Salem, Sept^ 2, 1749 " f 

Thomas rorter & Jemima Giles, both of Salem, Sep"" 3*^ 1749 E 

IBenjamin Bowdeii of Lynn & Abigail Hawkins of Salem, Sep*" 5"' t 

1749 t, 

Zachariah Goodale & Experience Magery, both of Salem, Sep' 14, J; 

1749 I 

Joseph Stone & Elizabeth Scaii, both of Salem, Sep' IG, 1749 # 

Joseph Shillabar & Hannah Fowler, both of Salem, Oct' 7"i 1749 f 

Joseph Sui-l jiin' & Martha Dean, both of Salem, Oct'.7th 1749 f 

Matthew Manstield & Han'^ Procter, both of Salem, Oct' 7 1 

Thomas Phippen ot Margret Driver, both of Salem, Oct' 14*^ 1749 | 

Benja Osgood .^ Marv Svmonds, both of Salem, Oct' 2V^' 1749 J 

John Tapley & Eliza Buxton, both of Salem, Oct' 28f>i 1749 | 

Nath^ Leavitt of Strathain in y*^ Province of Newhampshire & Mary * 

Giles of Salem, Oct' 28^1' .. I 

Beni* Nurse, jun' & Eliza Browne, jun', both of Salem, Nov. 4, | 

1749 ' f 

Thorndike Proctor y 3'i & Lydia Shillabar, both of Salem, Nov' 19*'' I 

1749 I 

' AVilliam Gray of Salem & Sarah Matloon' of New Market in y^ Prov- | 

incc of Newhampshire, Nov' IS, 1749 | 

Jedidiah l>eal, Jun' of Hingham & Hannah Masury of Salem, Dec' ,| 

2"d 1749 I 

The Honaic Timotliv Lindall, E>q' of Salem & Mad'" Mary Hench- j' 

man of Lyn, Dec' r.«>' 1749 | 

John Legg of Boston & Tal)it!ia Richardson of Salem, Dec' 9"' 1749 f 

Josiah P<>rter of Salem & Sarah Bradstreet of K )wley, Dec' 23'' 1749 | U 

Nathan Smith, Jun' oi Mary Flint, both of Salem, January fi"^ 1749 | M[ 

William Clougli & Susanna Gray, both of Salem, Janury 25*'> 1749 t w 

Thomas Fuller of Salem the Wid"^' Mary Wiley of Lyn, Feb. 2, 

Will"^ Osgood & T^uth Symonds, both of Salem, Feb>- 3'^ 1749 
1749, Fel)uary 10"', PaWick Fitz Gerald & the Widow Sarah Fern, 

both of Salem 

William Eppes, Esq' late of Cliesterfield in Virginia now resident 

at Salem vt Mrs. Abigail Pickman of said Salem, March 2'"' 1749 
Thomas Murray & Sarah Becket, l)Oth of Salem, March 3^ 1749 
liobert Mackintire <5c Elizal)eth Butman, both of Salem, March 3 r^' 
John Bray & Elizabeth Driver, both of Salem, ISLarch 9''^ 1749 
Mr Benjamin Clifford late of Charleslown in South Carolina now 
resident at Salem ^<; Mrs. Dorothy Frost of s^ Salem, Marcli 17, 1749 
John Mackintire, jun' «S: Hannah Goodale, botli of Salem, INIarch 17, 


Benjamin Batchclder & Sarali Wliipple, botli of Salem, Marcli 24'" 
John Nurse & Elizabeth Smith, both of Salem, April 7«'i 1750 
Capt W" Masury & Mrs. Susani\ah Ward, both of Salem, Api 14"' 

David Masury & Barbary Skinner, both of Salem, Ap^ 14*'^ 
]>ena Butlnian v.<: Anne Boilings, both of Salem, Api 14"' 
John Harris of Mari)lehead *iL the Wid" Surah Stone of Salem, Ap' 

14"' 1750 


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Archd i^ea of Topsfield & Mary Batchelder of Salem, Api 21'i 1750 

Ezra Putiiara of Midleton & Lucy Putnam of Salem, Api 21 

Daniel Riddan & HMutiali Brittoii, both of Salem, Ap^ 21 

Lsrael Cheever of Salem & Ruth Perkins of Topsfield, April 28*^ 1750 

Mr. Sami Curvven of Salem & Mrs. Abigail Russel of Charlestovvu, [; 

Ap» 28^^^1750 ':•; 

Sami Cheever & Eliza Dissmore, both of Sclera, May 5^^ 1750 
Henry Whitingham of Marblehead & Sarah JefFers of Salem, May 5*^ 

Arch<i Dale of Salem aud Margret Elliot, jun^ of Middleton, May 

12, 1750 
Jamt's Barr & Mary Ropes, both of Salem, May 16, 1750 
Ebeuezer Tozzer & Abial Whitefoot, both of" Salem, May 10, 1750 
Srepheti Welib &, INLiry Manning, l)oth of Salem, Mav 19. 1750 
Francis Marshall of Salem & Sarah Philbiick of Hampton Falls, 

June 2d 1750 

Jeremiah Page of Medford & Sarah Andrews of Salem, June 8*^ 1750 
George Trow of Beverly & Anne Brown of Salem, June 15^i» 1750 
JoiiU Crowninshield, Jun'" L^i Mary Ives of Salem, June 23'^ 1750 
Jonathan Poole, jun"" & Marg* I\Iason, junr both of Salem, July 7, 

1750 — 

John Batten & ye Wlddow Eliz^h Landf-r, both of Salem, July 13'^ 
Richd :Muchemoreof ye Isle of Shoals & Abigail White, Ju"" of Salem, 

July 28. 1750 

^yra Twiss, Jun' & Elizabeth Cook, JunS both of Salem, Aug' 10, 

William Frost, Esq' of New Castle & Mrs. Elizabeth Prescott of Sa- iij, 

lem, Auir' 25fJ> 1750 : 1^- 

John Sheldon »5c Susannah Majory, both of Salem, 3pt Aug' 1750 ' 

Jona. Porter of Salem & Sarah Herrick, Jr. of Beverly, Sepf 1'^ 1750 
Nathaniel Felton ».<: Mary Felion, jun"-, both of Salem, Sep"" 8*'^ 1750 
Benjii Bickford & Widow Lydia Norrice, both of Salem, Sepf 8, 

John Symonds y^ 3'^& Elizabeth Davis ( ?) of Ipswich, Jun*" Sept lo'^^ 


William West & Mary Bickford, both of Salem, Enfi Sept' 22, 1750 
George Wiat & Sarah Stone, l)Oth of Salem, Sep"" 22^5 1750 
Daniel ISIarsh & Mary Chud (?) both of Salem, Sep-- 29, 1750 
William Man^tield, jiiiir. & Ruth Sari, both of Salem, Sejif 29"> 1750 
Abraham Wiat c<: .lane Tukesbury, both of Salem, Ocf G''' 1750 
Kbenezer Bowd«*n of Mari>lehead & y^ widow Mary Gardner, both of 

Salem, Oct^ PJtii 1750 
Kljcnezer Nurse jiin'- & Han^ Rea, both of Salem, Oct' 20''^ 1750 
Bena Felt & Fliz-i IJopcs, both of Salem, Ocf 20'*^ 1750 
Joseph Ilartwell of Bedford & Jemima Batchelder of Salem, Ocf 26'^ • 


Michael Smethnrstjun'' ^^- I^Iary Tynk (?) both ofSalem, Oct'-2r,'h ]75o 
Tlio" Gould, ,)un^ ol' SaU-m ,Jc Sarah Ingalls .M. head, Ocf 27, 1750 
Samtiel Clemmons & Hannah P.utnam,"both of Salem, Nov' 2'^ 1750 
NathJ Tarbell & Raclud Osborn, ])oth of Salem, Nov' 7, 1750 
•loxeph Elson .v!: Heph>ibah Ifea, both of Salem, Ent'^ Nov' 17"' 1750 
Amos Newhall of Lynn & Margaret Southwick of Salem, Ent^ 17'^ 
Nov' 1750 

Mr. Joseph Sherburne of Boston & Mrs. Mary Plaistcd of Salem, 
Aoyr 30''' 1750 • 

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Abel Mackentire & Judah Moulton, jun'" both of Salem, Ocf 1750 
Isaac Fowler & Mary NichoUs, jun' both of Salem, Dec^ 8^^ 1750 
John Felt & Deborah Sherry, both of Salem, DeC" 15^^ 1750 
Michael More & Sarah Chapman, both of Salem, 1)60^21'^' 1750 
Mathevv Whipple of Salem & Sarah Putnam of Bedford, JanJ' 5^^ 1750 
Richd Piiuce jiinr & the Wid° Sarah Glover, both of Salem, JanJ- 19^ 

Joseph Gavet jun^" & Lucy Creescey, both of Salem, Jan^ 19 
James Crook>lianks late of Airth in Scotland now of Salem & Mar- 
tha Allen of s<i Salem, Jan^ 20'^ 1750 

Nathi Pease & Jemima ^lunnion, both of Salem, Feb'^^ 2"^ 1750 ' 
Nalhi Eaton of Readin<i & Kuth Phillips of Salem, Feb'^y 2"^ 1750 
John Pease y^ d^ &, Lydia Parnell, both of Salem, Entered Feby 9«^ 

AtwaterPhippen & Olive Butler, both of Salem, Feby 16, 1750 
Sanuiel White & Martha Pritchet, both of Salem, Feb-^ 27'^ 1750 
Geor<re West & Abi^-ail Cook, both of Salem, Feb^ 28, 1750 
W°i Flint & Knth 2se\vmjin, both of Salem, Mar. 9*^ 1750 
]Janl Marble, jun'' & Anne Ilea, both of Salem, :\rarch ??>'^ 1750 
William Tavlor of Beverly &, Sarah IMeachum of Salem, Ma^ 30'^ 

Jona Town of Topsfield & Mary Dean of Salem, Enfi April 2^ 1751 
Kichard PiUe of Salem and Elizabeth JelTeids of Wells. Salem, April 

13"^ 1751 
Edward Britton & Widow Elizabetli Leach, both of Salem, April 13^^ 


Mr. Peter Frye & Mrs. Love Pickman, jun^, both of Salem, 13'^ 

April, 1751 

Abel Waters & Ilan^^ Procter, both of Salem, April 13^'! 

Danl Darlinj;- Eli/.a Valpy (?) both of Salem, Apl. 20^^ 1751 

Bena AVard, jun'" & ]Mary Osi;ood, both of Salem, same day 

Joseph Foster (t 'Mavy Wheeler, both of Salem, Apr. 27, 1750 

Stephen Darlinii: ^vl^ Mary GriJlis, both of Salem, Apl 27 

Mr. William Webster & Mrs. Martha Hicks, both of Salem, April 

27, 1751 

Jou» Messei-vy & Eliz^ Enirlish, both of Salem, May 18, 1751 
Jacob Clark &\\hn7!;aret Hill.jun^ both of Salem, Knt^^ May 25^^1751 
Samuel Gavet & Ann Whitemoie, both of Salem, June 1"' 1751 
.los. Cro>s & Auu U|iton, both of Salem, Ent'^ June 3*^ 1751 

John Oaks &. Eunice Marsh, both of Sal m, June 15'^ 1751 

Capt John Foster & the Wid^' ^Irs. Eliza Popes, both of Salem, June 

22"'i 1751 

Thomas Fabeus of Salem & llebeckah Bowdeu of M. Head, June 22^ 

George Bickford, jun'' & Eunice Cook, jun'', both of Salem, June 22*^ 


Thomas Eden, jun'' & The AVid^ Mary Beadle, both of Salem, June 

22^1 1751 

Saml Endicott, junr & Mary Putnam, both of Salem, July 7'*^ 1751 
Isaac Denipsey & lUith Whitiaker, both of Salem, July 12'^ 1751 
Amos Dodge of Beverly & Hannah Green of Salem, .luly 13^^^ 1751 
Thomas Dean, jun'' & Sarali l'liii)pen, both of Salem, July 13"' 1751 
Thomas Needhain, jiin'" .^ Mary Twist, both of Salem, Jnfy 13*^ 1751 
John Doust of SaK-m *!(•. Damaiis Tuitle of Chel.sea, July 20"' 1751 
Kathi Balston & Mrs. Eunice Browne of Salem, July 2G, 1751 





Samuel Cook & Abiel Burton, both of Salem, July 27th 1751 
John flolton of Salem & Lydia Gott of Wenliam, July 27'^ 1751 
Jonnthau Flint, ju'' of Kt;adiug & Lydia Procter, ju^ of Salem, En- 
ter«'d Salem, August 1*' 1751 

lienja Hooper, juu'" & Mary Fowler, both of Salem, Au<i-* 3^^ 1751 
Mr. Ichabod Plaisted, jun'^& Mrs. Eunice Browne, juu'", both of Sa- 
lem, Aug* ir^ 1751 
Kobert Matthews of Salem & Sarah Tuck of Beverly, Auii* 29*^ 1751 
Nathaniel Clark, Jun' of Wells & Sarah Southwick of Salem, Sep- 

Samuel Murray & Rebeckah Marcey, both of Salem, Sepi^ 14, 1751 
Charh'S Mason of Salem & Lydia Townsend of Lyn, Sep^ 20'^' 1751 
The Ptcx^ Mr. Dudley Leavitt & Mrs. Mary Pickering, Juu"", both of 
Salem, Sep"" 21*' 1751 
Jolm Osgood and Su^anah Hawkins, both of Salem, Sep'' 28"^ 1751 
Khen'" Nurse & Amy Cross, both of Salem, Ocf 5'^ 1751 
William Batchelder & Edeth Brown, both of Salem. Oct. 5*'^ 1751 
Eben' Peele & Priscilla Laiigsford, both of Salem, Oct'" 12, 1751 
William Putuam .vl- Kliz'i Putnam, Doth of Salem. Ocf 12"* 1751 
Sami Crowell & Mary Pease, both of S.alem, Oct. 12'^ 1751 
Sami Kimball of Audover & the Wid«' Kuth Preston of Salem, Oct' 
2(;'^ 1751 
Joseph Ropes & Hannah Britton, both of Salem, Ocf 20, 1751 
Ebenezer Goldthwait of Salem & Sarah Newman of Lvn, Ocf 26'*^ 

Saml Mnjory (son of Saml Majory Dcc^) & Ilan^ Tuexbury of Sa- 
lem, Nov>^ 5^i» 1751 
John Procter, Jun'" & MaiT Epes, both of Salem, XoV 6, 1751 
Xathl Gooddell & Eli/.a Prince, both of Salem, NoV 8*^ 1751 
John Epes & Mary Collins, Jun^ both of Salem, Nov"" 9'^ 1751 
John Archer &, Mary Paine, both of Salem, Nov"" Ki^^ 1751 
Ivobert Goodell & Lydia Wallis, botli oC Salem, Nov. IC^^ 175I 
Osmon Tiask of lieverly & tlie Wid^ Eliza Davis of Salem, Dec' 
U ' 1751 

Jolijj Sanders of Salem & The Wid^' Susannah Palmer of jNIarblehead, 1411' 1751 
'J'iin" Aikinson & Mary Leach, juu', both of Salem, DeC 1751 
.l<)«<eph Ma«<on of SaU-m & Deborah Ireson of Lyn, Dec' 20"^ 1751 
Hen* Cloutman of Salem & Mary Cloutman of Marblehead, Jan. 10'^ 

Mr. Andrew Oliver, jun' of Boston & ]\Irs. Mary Lynde, jun' of Sa- 
lem, Feb>- 8"' 1752 

Mr. Kben' Traskof Salem &, the Wid^ Eliza Trow of Beverly, March 
r.'-^ 1752 

I'aul Kimball of Salem & Sarah Kimball of AVenham, IMarch 28*^ 

Giileon Putnam of the District of D.mvers & Hannah Browne of Sa- 
lem, Dauirhter of Ab'" Browne, Mav IC' 1752 

l>'ivid Neal & Hannah Webb, both of Salem, May 23, 1752 
^:'inl Bond & Marnret Crowtl, i)oth of Salem, Mav 30"' 1752 
Saiiil Wellman & Mary Kempton, both of Salem, May 30"' 1752 
■*':M'* John Foster .<: Mrs. Mary Neal, both of Silem, June 6, 1752 
I5'i.« Gray (son of Kobt. Gray Black •*"') v.^ Mary Galium, Jun"" (daugh- 
^<r ut John Callum), both of Salem, June Gth 1752 
Joseph Glover & Eunice Hunt, jun', both of Salem, June 13"' 1752 



Cap^ George Williams & Hannah Hathorne, both of Salcni, June 20, 


Benja Dalaufl & Hannah Cook, both of Salem, June 20^^ 1752 

Sanii Griflith of Portsmouth in New Hampshire & Abigi Ward of 

Salem, July 4*^1 1752 
Nathan Putnam & Betty Buffintun, both of Salem, July 11, 1752 
William Becket, jun^ & Mary Murray, both of Salem, July 25''» 1752 
Elias Hart of Lyn & Jano Massey of Saleu), July 2o^^ 1752 
John Patterson ^.^ Anna Games, both of Salem, Aug' 1, 1752 
John Osborn of Salem & Mary Cook of Danvers, Aug., 1752 
Samuel Luscomb & Lytlia Neal, both of Salem, Aug 1, 1752 
Henry Collins & Judith Clouiih, both of Salem, Aug' 1, 1752 
John Williams and Widow Mary Robinson, both of Salem, Aug' 1, 

John Turner, Juu"" &, Catharine Berry, jun'', both of Salem, Aug' 7'^ 

Benjamin Peetors & Sarah West, both of Salem, Septem"" 1, 1752 
Robert Stone of y*^ District of Danvers & Sarah Aborn of Salem, 

Sep^ liV'^ 1752 
John Webb cordwainer sou of Jon* Webb & Judith Phelps, both of 

Salem, Oct^ 21, 1752 
Stephen Masury & Hannah Townsend, Jun^ both of Salem, Oct- 28"^ 

John Punchard. Jun"- & Sarah Bickford, both of Salem, Ocf 20'*^ 


Sami Bickford & the Wid^ Anna Allen, both of Salem, Oct^ 28'^ 

1752 ,.x 

Benjamin Porter of Salem to the Widow Amy Tomkius of Marl)le- ,'^^ 

head,*Nov''4'i» 1752 

Jonathan Ashby & the widow Elizabeth Stacy, both of Salem, Nov. 

lO'h 1752 
Timothy Cummins and Martha Peal, both of Salem, Nov 25"^ 1752 
Joseph Gralton, Jun' &, Elisabetii Woodbridge, both of Salem, Nov"" 

25'^' 1752 

Joliii Pittman & Martha Very, both of Salem, DeC" 2"'i 1752 
Sami .Alasury, Juii'- & Martha St.'rns, both of Salem, Dec"" 2'"^ 1752 
Joseph Flyut of Salem oi Satah Putnam of Danvers, Di-c"" 14''' 1752 
Jonathan Gardner, Jun"" & Sarah Putnam, botli of Salem, Dec'' W^ 

Andrew Presson & Alary Lambert, jun"", both of Salem, Jany 5"' 1753 
Thomas Blany, Jim'" ,t Slary Estes, both of Salem, Jaii>' 0'^ 1753 
Caleb Wallis, Jun"" & Hannah Diamond, both of Salem, JanJ' 13"' 

Mr. John Crowninsliicld, juu'' son of Cap' John Crowninsliield &i\Irs. 

Eunice Nuttimr, both of Salem, Jan>" 20'*' 1753 

'J'homas, a Negro Servant of Mr" Joshua Orne, J"" of Marblehead 

& Dinah, a negro Servant of Mr. John Sanders of Salem, Jan^ 2u"> 


Mr. AVinKing& Mrs. Mary Andrews both of Salem, :Mar. 17"' 1753 
Paul (V) Fool ,jl Mary Tapley, both of Salem. 17'" :March, 1753 
Joseph Browne ,l!in''«!c Sarah Cox, both of Salem, 31"' March. 1753 
Jonathan Carrill (?) & .Mary Lander, both of Salem, May 5"' 1753 
I'eter Shaw juu^ of Beverly & Elizabeth Meach — ? of Salem, May 5*'' 


James Kimball of Beverly & Martha Trask of Salem, INLay 5'^ 1753 


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Richard Meek of Salem & Abigail Knowles of Marbleliead, May 5^^ 

John Cams & Hainiah Peele, both of Salem, May 2C^^ 1753 
Jona Perkins of AVeiihum & Mary Trask of Salem, 2^'^ June 1753 
Jon* Tucker of Salem & Eunice Gardner of Danvers, June 2'"^ 1753 
Francis Grant risherman & Mary Smith, both of Salem, June IG'^ 

Thomas Morse of Beverly & Anna Smith of Salem, June 23'"<i 1753 
Silas, a ne<iro Servant of Mr. Jonathan Phelps of Salem & Sarah, a 

negro Servant of y^ Widow Kiml)an of Boston, July 17*^ 1753 
Samuel Merrett & Sarah Procter, both of Sah-m, July 14^1' 1753 
Timo Lindall, jun-- & Eliz* Gerri-h, botli of Salem, July 28^'^ 1753 
Joseph Abt-rn of Salem & Sarah Derby of Danyei's, July 28'^ 1753 
Benj* Fry, Jun' & Abigail Mansfield, Aug^ jo^h 1753 
Saml Baron & lluth I^opes, boih of Salem, Aug. Ki^'i 1753 
Thomas Cox of Lynn to Abigail King of Salem, Auii' 17*^ 1753 
Thomas Giles to iMary Jennison, l)Oth of S<dem, Aug^ 25, 1753 
Joscpli Marsh, jun'' ^.^ Eli/a Parrott, both of Salem. Septemb'"l^t 1753 
]N)bt Erie (?) v^- Eli'/:' HiHiaid both of Salem, Sep^ P' 1753 
Aquilla llanes & Puih Kuck, both of Salem, Sep"" 15^^ 1753 , 

Ivory Blaney of Salem & Mary Browne of Lynn, Sepi" 2'.)^^ 1753 =' 

Kalhaniel Cochran & Elizal)eth Henderson, both of Salem, Sep'" 29'^ / 

Sami Field, Jun^ of Salem & Pribcilla Ingalls of Marblchead, Ocf^ 

n'^ 1753 
Daniel Sallbrd of Ipswich & the AVid^' Eiisa Herbert of Salem, Oct^ 

18'^' 1753 
Z-achariah Marston & Elisabeth Henderson, both of Salem, Nov^ 3'^^ 

Andrew Millet & Eliz^ Tozier, both of Salem, Nov 17»h 1753 
Walter Shillabar & Sarah Nichols, botii of Salem, X(.v^ 17"^ 1753 
John Carrill, Jun'- & Mary Whitefoot, both of Salem. Nov 17'^ 1753 
Joseph Woodberry, Jun'" of Manchester & Dorothy Harris ot Salem, 

NoV23"i 1753 

Thonjas Downing of Lynn & :\Iary Silsbyof Salem, XoV" 23"^ 1753 
Bena Keeves of Salem & Hannah Smith of Marbleliead, DcC" 8"^ 

Michael Driver & Sarah Bray, both of Salem, DeC" 8^^ 1753 
Israel Gardner & PiUth Hodges, both ot Salem, DeC" 8"' 1753 
Samuel liogers of Marbleliead & Mercy Giles of Salem, Dec' 15**^ 

Benjamin Halliorne & Hannah E<tes, both of Salem, Dec"" 15*'' 1753 
Cap' John Clarke of Portsmouth in y^ proyince of Isevv lianipshire 

& Mrs. Sarah Pickering of Salem. Dec"" 17."' 1753 
Sami Carlton of Salem & the Widow Anna Putnam of Danvers, Dec'" 

2V^ 1753 

Isaac, a negro Servant of i^fr. Sam' Gardner of Salem & Jane, a ne- 
gro Servant of Cap' Pichard D<rby of s'l Sal^m, D.-c"^ 29"' 1753 

Samuel Crowd & l-^liza French", .iun^ both of Salem, Jan. 5'^' 175-t 
Timothy Willman, Jun"" .i!: Mary llcnderson, both of Salem, Eeb>' 2^ 


Samuel Bacon & Anna Orne, both of Salem, Fob^ 9"' 1754. 
Henry Tink ct Phebe Osborn, both of Salem. Erby 2'"' 1751. 
Alexander Slolsy (?) (5c Hannah French, both of Salem, March 14'^ 

^ -i 


Thomas Dean, jun'' & Mary Cash, both of Salem. INfarch 23<* 1754 
M Eitz Henry of Boston & Anna Leach of Salem, March 23^ 

Thomas Mansfield of Salem & Rebecca Whitridge of Beverly, April 

6'^ 1754 

Henry Trevett of Salem & Eliza Riddan of Lyn Api IZ^^ 1754 i' 

Sami Williams of Salem & Hannah Foster of Danvers INIay 4^'M 754 |; 

John Hathoriie & Marv Foster Jun"" (daughter of Cap* John Foster), r 

both of Salem, May 4*1^ 1754 - 

"William White & Margaret Lambert, both of Salem, 4^^ May, 1754 |: 

David Howard of Salem & ^Martha CoUree (?") of Lyn, May 4'^ 1754 
"WrmDo^vst & Jane Aborn, both of Salem, 4 May, 1754 P. 

Alex"- HambU-ton ^ Martha Pease, May IV^ 1754 I 

Charles Vauderford &, Susannah Peters, both of Salem, June P' 

John Gardner, jun*" of Salem & Mary Gale of Marblehead, June P* 1754 
Daniel Herrick & Elizalictli Swasey, both of Salem, June 8"^ 1754 
W"i Slecman & Hannah Osborn, both of Salem, .June 22"^ 1754 J 

Kalhi ^ur>o cl Mary Bu.-i, both of Salem, 2('''' 1754 

Rob' l^rookhouse »?>: Sarah Mugford, both of Salem, July 27, 1754 - 

Rich<^ Masuiy v.<: Sarah Beadle, both of Salem, Aug' 3*^ 1754 
Abijah Hartt of Salem ..<: Kliz^ Hendley of Boston, Aug* 10"^ 1754 ■ ;^ 

John Patrick :\Iiers ( ?) & Mary Rue .1un'\ both of Salem, Aug' lG'i> 1754 
W°i Reeves Jun^ »i Mary Peele, botli of Salem, Auu* 24'^ 1754 
Mathew Wharf e (?) & Bethiah Ruck, jun% both of Salem, Aug' 2G"* 

John Levatc ^^t Mary Smith, both of Salem, Aug' 31' 1754 : ; 

Jona Gavet & Sarah Whittemore, both of Salem, Sep"^ 7"^ 1754 
William Symonds & Mary Beadle, both of Salem, Sep"" 14'^ 1754 
Daniel Curtis, Juu*" and Margaret Thomas, both of Salem, Sepf 21*'* 


William Crispin & IVLarg' Swasey, Jun^ both of Salem, Ocf 5 : 1754 
Benjamin Verry and Eliz'^ Carrel, Jun'', both of Salem, Ocf 12'^ 

Saml Carlton Jun^ & Eunice Hunt jun% both of Salem, Ocf 12"» 

George Ropes and Mary Dean, Junr^ both of Salem, Nov*" 2*^ 1754 
Kathi Allen of Gloucester ^^ Sarah Sargent of Salem, Nov^ 2"*^ 1754 
William Webster .v Martha Ward, both of Salem, Nov 2'' 1754 
Caleb GrillUh .t Kliz^i Adams, both of Salem, Nov*" 9"» 1754 
Sanuiel Cook Junr & Eliza Simoiids, both of Salem, Nov^ 22"«i 1754 
Joseph Lambert Junr ^^ Mary Foot, Sec'', both of Salem, 23'' 1754 
Mathew Butiuan of Beverly and Sarah Lambert of Salem, Dec' 

14"' 1754 
Cap" Jonathan Gardner of Salem & Mrs, Mary Avery of Boston, 

Deer 21^' 

Ab"» Southwick, jun"" & ^Lary Aborn, both of Salcju, Jan-v 11"' 1755 
Robert Watts of Salem ci Hannah Daland of Salem, .lan-^ 13"' 1755 

" John Teagiie & Sarah Glover, both of Salem. Jan-^ IS"' 1755 
Rich'' Lang ».<; Katharine Cox, Jun^ both of Salem, Feb. 1-' 1755 
John Ives ».^ Sarah Wanl, both of S;dem, Feb>' 1, 1755 
\ W»" Browne of Salem, Taylor, son of W "' lirownelate of s*^ Salem, 

Cordwr ,<i Merry (?) White of Salem, Febx 15,1755 

Edmund Whittemomore <^o the Wid^ Sarah Murray, both of Salem, 

Mar. P' 1755 



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George Southward & Anne Phelps, both of Salem, Mar. 1, 1755 
"William Mui;-ford & Hannah Davis, both of Salem, Mar. 15'^ 1755 
Jolin Valpy & Mary Masnry, both of Salem. Mar. 22^ 1755 
William Dimau and Eunice Tozier, both of. Salem. Mar. 28'^ 1755 
Sami Trask & Mary Mason, both of Salem, March 20^^^ 1755 
Jacob Oliver of George Town vise xVbigail Glover of Salem, May 3<^ 
John Howard & Lydia Masury, Jun', both of Salem, INIay S^ 1755 
^Ir. Edward Agustus Holyoke vS: Mrt». Judith Tickman, both of Sa- 
lem, May 3<i 1755 

Mr. Ebetir Bowditch, Juu^ of Salem & Mrs. Eliza Gillman of Ips- 
wich May 10''^ 1755 

Penu Townsend & Ann White, both of Salem, ent^ May n^J^ 1755 
Tho^ Gardner of Danvers & Marv Buftinton of Salem, May 23<i 
Saml Moses & Sarah Browne, both of Salem, ]\Iay 24*^ 1755 
John Smith *5c Sarah Ingalls, both of Salem, July 4^'' 1755 
Titus, a negro man Servant of Saini Barnard, Esq. of Salem & Eliz- 
abeth, a ncgio AM •man servant of l);i\ id Gould of Lyii, July 2*;^'^ 1755 
Sami Silsbey & Martha Prince, both of Salem, July 2G, 1755 
Eleazer Giles Junr formerly of lieverly, now of Salem & Sarah 
Langsford of Salem, Aug' 2"*^ 1755 

Hugh Donnoven *S; ]\l:iry Mason, both of Salem, Aug* 8^'' 1755 
Peter Mc Berth .v Esther Trask, both of Salem, Aug' 8"^ 1755 
Sam' Popes, Junr ^<: Jane Seymore, both of Salem, Aug' 15'^ 1755 
Mr. Nath' Popes &, Mrs. Priscilla Sparhawk, both of Salem, Aug' 
ICii' 1755 

'Jitus, a negro man servant of Sami Barnard, Estji" of Saletn & 
Eliza Shoep ("0 a Molatto Woman Servant of Zach^ Korwood of Lyn, 
Aug' 23, 1755. 
Joseph Tenipleinan & Mary McEntlre. both of Salem, Aug' 23<^ 1755 
John Chamberlan & Sarah Bell, both of Salem, Aug' 30^ 1755. 
John Carwich & Sarah Moses, both of Salem, Sepr 5'-'' 1755 
Samuel Webb .<: Deborah Prince, b »th of Salem, Sei)^ 13'^ 1755 
John Smcthurst &. Sarah Pobinson, both of Salem, Sej)'" 1755 
AVilliam, a Negro man Servant of Joshua Orne Jun', Esq^ of Mar- 
blf'hcad & Anne, a liegro Woman feervant of Sami Aborn of Salem, 
Sepr 20"^f» 1755 

Francis Boom Junr of Swansey in y^ County of Bristol and Eliz^ 
Sterns of Salem, Octo^ 2<^ 1755 

John lligginson of Salem c^ Mrs. Mehetable Kol)ie, junr of Boston, 
Octr ipi' 1755 
AV'n Dodd of Marbleliead & Bethiah Peters of Salem, Octr ]5^^ 1755 
Peter Ilenlield c<: Sarah Hollman, both of Salem, Nov"" 1 1755 
Fortune, Negro man Scrv' of Cap' W"' Deadman of Salem »i: Violet, 
a negro woman Serv' of Joseph Putnam, Junr of y*^ District of l)au- 
vers, Nov 8^'' 1755 

James Collins Junf and Sarah Thomas, both of Salem, Nov** 8"^ 
1 755 

Micajah Morrill Jun^ of Salisbury and Susanna Clough, Jun"" of 

Salem, Dec 8"' 1755 
John Cockran .^ llan*> Oliver, both of Salem, Dec"" 13'i> 1755 
Jonathan i\lason ajid Susanah Babbage, Jun"" both of Salem, Dec'' 

2711' 1755 


Sami Murray & the Wid^ Eliza ^Voodwell, both of Salem, JanJ" 

17tii 1756 
Moses Day & Sarah Goodell, both of Salem, Jan^ 31^* 1756 
Mr. Sural white of Haverhill ct the Wid«' Mrs. Mary Davis, for- 
merly of Newfoundland, more lately of Ipswich, now of Salem, Feb. 

20th 1756 

Rob* Prockter & Hannah Goodhue, both of Salem, March 6t>i 1756 
Joseph Henderson, Jun^ & Mehetabel Giles, both of Salem, March 

13th 1756 

Leo, a negro man Servant of Mr. Dani King of Salem & Mary, a 

negro woman Servant of Cap^ Benja Cheever of Beverly, March 13'^ 

Jacob Crowninshield & Hannah Carlton, both of Salem, Marcii 13**^ 


Jona Archer Jun^ & Bctiah Very, both of Salem, March 13th 1756 

Ab™ Valpy & Lvdia Cloauh, both of Salem, March l^H' 1756 

W»n Tozzt-r Junr & Abigail Mctcalf, both of Salem, March 20'^^ 

Bena Felt Junr 5^ Sarah Waters, bv.lh of Salem, April 13^': 1756 
Henry Standley & Mary Diamond, both of Salem, Api 17th i75(j 
John Ilenman & Sarali Fowler, both of Salem, Api 17th 1756 
John Scollay, Junr ^ Mary White, both of Salem, April 17th 1756 
Primus, a negro Man Serv' of the Ilon^ Ba Lyndc, Esqr of Salem 

&. Jane, a nesro ^Voman Servt. of ]\Ir. George Small of Danvers, 

Deer 10th 1757 
Kich<i Cheever & Eliza Very, both of Salem, Deer 17th 1757 
Arch-i Greenrield & the AVid* Mary Gautier, both of Salem, Dec"- 31'* 

1757 % 

Joseph Pickering of Salem & Mary Procter of Danvers, Jan^ 7*^ 1758 
Joshua Butfiim, jun^ & the WidoAV Kachel Beans, both of Salem, 

Jau^ 7th 17:.8 

John Batten ^<c Mary ^lasury, both of Salem, Jany 7th 1753 ^ 

George AVilliams & Lydia Pickering, both of Salem, Feb-^ 11th 1753 
Jona Murray & Hannah Foot, both of Salem, Mar. 11th 1753 
John Mansfield, junr of Lyji ^. tjic Wid^' Eliz* Skinner of Salem, 

March 15th 1758 

Abm Lebras & ]:)eborah AVhite, both of Salem, March 25th 1758 
James Fal)ens & Sarah Henderson, both of Salem, April P' 1758 
Moses 'IVnviisend & llannali Lambert, both of Salem, Ai)ril 1~' 1758 
Sami Swasev & Kli/,a Skinner, both of Salem, April 8th 1753 
Thomas Morse & Elizabeth liuUoek, both of Salem, April 8th 1758 
John Archer, junr ^<; i:ii/.ii Xorris, both of Salem, Ap' 15th ]7o8 
Mr. John Ward (Jc Miss Martha Batter, both of Salem, April 22"<i 

Bena VeiTy of Salem & ^Lary Corniiig of Beverly, Mav 6th 1758 

Bitkford .^: VA'v/a^ Clough, both of Salem, *Mav L^Oth 1758 " 

Nehh Goukl & Mary Phips, both of Salem, May 20th*l758 

Sam' Gardner, Esqi" of Salem ».^^ Mrs. Eliza Winslow of Boston, 

Mav 25, 1758 

Mr. Edw*^ Gibaut *Jc Miss Sarah Crowninshield, both of Salem, May 

27h 1758 

Mr. Francis Higginson & Miss Esther Gardner, both of Salem, May 


Benja Ha of New Sah-m .Jo Sarah Thing of Salem, not to be 

l)Osted till next Saiibath night, .^l:'y 31^' 1758 

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Sami Nicholls & Eliza Mackeutire, both of Salem, June 2^ 1758 
Jolm Leach, jiinr & Eliza Hacker, both of Salem, July loth 1758 
Ebeur Ward, jun^ & Mehetabel Buttolph, both of Salem, July 15^ 

Sami Dove of Salem & Sarah Crecsev of Beverly, July 22"^ 1758 
John AVhitcfoot & Mary Foot, both of Salem, July 29t»i 1758 
Thomas Stevens & Mercy Mascoll, both of Salem, Aug* 26^1^ 1758 
Crispus Brewer of Salem & Anne Gardner, jun^ of Danvers, Aug' 

17'b 1758 
Jona Millet & Sarah Mansfield, junr Aug* 2G, 1758 ■ 

Newbergin Harrison & Rebeckah Fabins, both of Salem, Sep' 2, 

David Felt & Susannah Becket, both of Salem, Sepr 4I1 1758 
Paul Mansfield ^LariJ:aret Whitford, both of Salem, Sepr 9tb 1753 
Tho^ Me.'k L^c Lydia Tucker, both of Salem, Sepr 2P,d 1758 - 

Kobcrt Shillaber of DanveisotEU/.a Procter of Salem, Sepr 23'^ 1758 
David Nichols & Phebe Cliasc of Swansey, Sepr 93d 1753 
Hubartus Mattoon of XcAvmarket in v^ province of Newhampshire 

r^ tlie Wid"' Mcs-ATVV of Salem, S^-p»- 30. 1758 
Saml Webb .^- Hannah Ward, both of Salem, Octf Uth 1753 
Tho« Elkins c^:^ Eliza White, both of Salem, Ocf Uf' 1758 
Edward Munuiou of Danvers t.^. Mary Peeves of Salem, Ocf 

21'^ 1758 
John Symonds of Methuen & Ruth Metcalf of Salem, Ocf 25<'^ 

Joseph Trask & the Wid^' Bethiah Wharfe, both of Salem, Ocf 27^^ 

1758 ij, 

Benjm Smcthurst & Sarah Tucker, both of Salem, Ocf 27, 1758 C. 

John Foggwell & Marg' Fowler, jr., both of Salem. Nov 4t'i 1758 >'* 

William Deadman, Junr of Salem ».<; Mary Pope of Danvers, Nov' 

Hti' 1758 • : 

John Oakman & Hanah Smethirst, both of Salem, Nov 12t>i 1758 
Hich'i Bermiiiirham of ^larblehead& the Widow SaraliBell of Salem, 

Nov 251'' 1758 
Kichd Rose of Salem & Martha Corning of Beverly. Deer 2"'^ 1758 
Mathew StilU<: Abigail Atkinson, both of vSalem, Deer !Uii 1758 
Edward Allen, late of Berwick upon Tweed in Great Britain, now 

resident at Salem & the widow Ruth Gardner of s<i Salem, Dec"" 30'^ 


Rich'i Batten & Lydia S man (?), both of Salem, JanJ' ISti* 1759 

Tho^ Ropes & Eunice Bickford. both of Salem, Feb-^ 24t»> 1759 

Saml. llolman & Ruth Hunt Jun^ both of Salem, March 17ti'1750; 
posted at }« Great Meeting House, March lsti» 175D— liiven Mav 2<i 

Edward Tucker of Salem & the Wid^' Sarah Shillabar of Danvers, . 
March 24, 1759 ; posted at y« Great Meeting House y« 25 

W'" Sliirley of Salem U"ormaly of London) c^c the Avidow Eliz* At- 
*:mson of s^ Salem, April 7^'' 1759 ; posted at ye Great Meeting House 
r 8"> of April 

Krancis Joseph & Marv Chapman, both of Salem, Api 14th 1759; 
posted at y*-' Great Meeting House v«^ 15tii 

Morgan Morgan & Eliz« Tynk \?). botli of Salem, Apl. 26th 1759; 
entered at y" desire of John Leach, junr on behalf of s'* Morgan i)Ost- 
fd at yo Great Meeting House, Apl 29th 

Ebenezer (iiles, jun'r ^ Priscilla Woodwell, both of Salem, Mav 5'^ 
1'59; posted at y^ Great Meeting house y Gth of xMay 

18 . 


Chantrell Collins & Bethiah Blauy, both of Salem, June IG, 1759; 
posted y*= 7 June at y^ Great jNIeetiug H^ 

John Bowdich & Mary Carlton, both of Salem, June 17*^1 1759; 
posted y^ same day at y^ Great Meeting House in s^ Salem 

Fortune, a negro man Servant of Cap* W^^ Dedman of Salem, Jane 
a negro Woman Servant of the Wid^ Jemima Morong (?) of Salem— 
June 30th 1759 ^ posted at y'' Great Meeting H^ July l*** 

Joseph Millet & Elizabeth Bullock, y of Salem, Aug' !«* 1759 ; posted 
at y^ Great Meeting House, Aug* 5th 1759 

Mr. liich^ Derby, jr & Miss Lydia Gardner, both of Salem, Aug* 
25, —59 

Joseph Pickering, Jun"" & Rachel Henderson, both of Salem, Aug* 
25th 1759 

W»n Cooke, the second & Sarah Very, both of Salem, Sepr 1759 

Sam^ Thomas of Salem & Mary Tcrapleman of Danvers, Sep"* 8'^ 
1759 ; not to be posted till to morrow evennight 

Josiah Hayward & the Wid^' Eliza Griltith, both of Salem, Sepr 29, 

W« Lander & Sarah Morse, both of Salem, Sepr 29ih 1759 

Benj» Moses & Sarah Carrill, both of Salem, Octr 9th 1759 

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Deaths in Truro from 1786 to 1828 inclusive. 

Gross, Israel, a. 70, Oct. 19, 17S8. 

Bethia, widow, a. 81, Jan. 3, 1789. 

Elizabeth, a. 26, Dec. 12, 1790. 

Lydia, a. 22, July- — 1790. / 

Lydia, widow, a. 66, Oct. 9, 1796. 

Lydia, widow, a. 71, May 3, 1797. 

Joshua Dyer, inf. dau. of, a. 7 m., July 16, 1804, 

Joshua Dyer, dau. of, Sept. 26, 1805. 

Joshua Dyer, a. 31, March 4, 1806. 

Abby, dau. of widow Eunice, a. 18 m., Jan 12, 

Hincks, inf. son of, a. 14 m., June 6, i8o8, 

Hincks, son of, Jan. 30, 181 1. 

Jaazaniah, a. 46, March 30, 1816. 

Jaazaniah, in his 23d year, ]\Iay 5, 18 19. 

John, a. 78, Jan. 12, 1823. 

Susannah, widow, in her 70th year, Oct. 22, 182S. 
Grozier, William, a. 26, Dec. i, 1786. 

Caleb Us, inf. dau. of, a. i )t. 9 m., Nov. 4, 

Mercy, a. S;^, April 26, 181 7. 

John, dau. of, March 30, 1S21. 

Bethia, wife of John, a. 27, May 9, 1822. 






Harding, Lot, wife of, a. 69, Sept. 19, 1793. 

Nehemiah, a. 21, in the West Indies, Aug. — , i 

1794. I 

Nathaniel, a. 25, at sea, Aug. 20, 1794. M 

Jonathan, inf. son of, Jan. — , 1799. 
Reuben, a. 24, March 27, 1800. 
Jonathan, wife of, a. 46, April 19, 1800. 
Jemima, dau. of Jonathan, a. 8, May i, 1800. 
Benjamin, inf. son of, a. 12 d., Oct 11, 1800. 
Lot, a. 80, Oct. 30, 1802. 
Jeremiah, a. 24, Sept. 12, 1804. 
Jonathan, jr., a. 31. Died at St. Pierre, Marti- 

nico, of yellow fever, Oct. — , 1809. 
Josiah, a. 24. Died of yellow fever on his pas- 

from the West Indies, , 1809. 

Nehemiah, a. 24. Lost at sea. Ship foundered 
on passage from Europe to Boston, Aug. 
25, 1812. 
Huldah, wife of Jonathan, a. 66, Dec. 10, 1815. 
Sarah, a. 57, March 18, 1818. 
Benjamin, a. 52, March 28, 1818. 
Sarah, wife of Deacon Ephraim, a. 87, Jan. 20, 

Nathaniel, a. 22. Died on his passage home 

from Greenock, April 29, 1820. 
Deacon Ephraim, a. 89 lacking i m., 10 days, 

Nov. I, 1820. 
Sarah Lombard, a. 6;^, Nov. 8, 1821. 
Jonathan, a. 81, Feb. 23, 1828. 
Hatch, George, a. 63, Oct. — , 181 5. 

Nalor, inf. son of, a. 9 m., Sept. i, 1819. 
Nalor, inf. dau. of, a. i 2 weeks, Sept. 14, 1820. 

Nalor, son of, , 1821. 

Havens, Lewis, son of, a. 15 m., Jan. — , 1827. 
Higgins, Thomas, son of Jedcdiah, a. 19, March 4, 1787. 
Richard, a. 56, Nov. 4, 1791. 
Jedediah, wife of, a. 55, May 22, 1793. 


Higgins, Barnabas, a. 32, Sept. 8, 1800. 

Joseph, inf. son of, a. 18 m., July 23, 1802. 

Azubah, wife of Jedediah, a. 58, Sept. 7, 1810. 

Joseph, jr., a. 13, March 14, 18 16. 

Joseph, a. 45, Nov. 20, 1816. 

Jedediah, a. 85, May 29, 1817. 

Mercy Paine, dau. of widow Mercy Higgins, a. 

12, April 17, 1 818. 
Sarah, widow, a. 80, Feb. 21, 1827. 
Hill, John, dau. of, Feb. 17, 1809. 

Andrew, son of John, a. 6, Dec. 10, 1819. 

Elisha, son of Elisha, drowned in a creek in Pamet 

Meadow, Sept. — , 1824, 
Jesse, Sept. 9, 1827. 
Hinckley, Dorcas, dau. of Benjamin, a. 20, Nov. 3, 1 793. 
Solomon, a. 54, Sept 16, 1794. 
Thankful, a. 25, June 17, 1797. 
Mary, a. 80, Feb. 22, 1799. 
Phebe, a. 70, Dec. 30, 1799. 
Sarah, a. 82, July 28, 1802. 

Joshua, son of, , 1805. 

Joshua, son of, May 4, 1809. 
John, son of Benjamin, Oct. 20, 1812. 
Abigail, a. 84, Jan. 12, 1813. 
Joshua, a. 36, April 7, 1816. 
Benjamin, son of, Nov. 25, 1820. 
Benjamin, in his 81st year, May 24, 1824. 
Joshua, a. 8, July 30, 1824. 
Dinah, widow, Nov. 18, 1824. 
Hincks, Samuel, a. 25, at the Grand Banks, Feb. — , 

Hopkins, Samuel Paine, a. 21, April 20, 1792. 

Micah, inf. dau. of, a. about 3 days, Aug. 18, 

Priscilla, a. 16, June 16, 1796. 

Constant, wife of, a. 73, May 6, 1798. 

Caleb, dau. of, a. 7, May 7, 1798. 

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Hopkins, Jeremiah, a. 20, in Va., Sept. 14, 1798. 
• Constant, a. 80, May 22, 1800. 
Michael, inf. son of, a. 4 m., Oct. 8, 1800. 
Isaac, jr., inf. son of, March 13, 1803. 
Samuel, wife of, a. 70, Sept. 22, 1803. 
Simon, inf. son of, a. 3 m., Oct. 30, 1807. 
Isaac, a. 89 lacking 6 weeks, Jan. 6, 1814. 
Caleb, wife of, a. 70, April 16, 18 16. 
Sally Knowles, dau. of Mrs. Covil Hopkins, a. 
15 m., Jan. 16, 1816. 

Simon, inf. dau. of, , 181 7. 

Constant, a. 70, March 29, 1817. 
Solomon, jr., in his 20tli year, lost on his pas- 
sage from Liverpool to Boston, April 4, 
181 7. 
James, lost on his passage from the Grand 

Banks, , 1818. 

Samuel, a. 93 lacking about 18 days, July 17, 

1820. ■ 

Elizabeth Higgins, in her 48th year, July 10, 

Lydia, widow, a. 80, Jan. 13, 182 1. 

Isaac, a. 45, March 26, 1821. ;■ 

Jeremiah, son of Samuel, a. 3, March 17, 1823. I 

Lemuel, dau. of, Aug. 25, 1824. | 

Thomas, lost at sea, Oct. 1,1825. 
Hughes, John, a. 48, drowned off the pond, May 2, 1 799. , 

Hundal, Anna, widow, a. 57, Jan. 29, 1822. 

Kenny, John, wife of, a. 61, July 23, 1795. ' 

Thomas, brother-in-law of Archilaus and Zeph- ^^ 

aniah Hatch, lost at sea, Dec. — , 1795. 
John, a. 90, supposed to be a native of Ireland, 

Jan 20, 1814. ^ 

Deborah, wife of John, a. 32, March 16, 18 14. 
Knowles, Silas, wife of, a. 50, Aug. — , 1790. 
Silas, jr., inf. son of, Nov. 27, 1790. 
Thomas, a. 30, Aug. 24, 1792. 






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Knowles, Molly, a. 29, Oct. 21, 1794. 

Nehemiah, in South Carolina, Feb. — , 1 794. 
Caleb, wife of, a. 31, Jan. 8, 1796. 
Mrs. Caleb, inf. daii. of, Feb. i, 1798. 
Richard, a. 24, died in Europe of small pox, 

, 1800. 

Mary, widow, a. 65, June 12, 1801. 

Thomas, on his passage from the West Indies, 

, 1801. 

Zaccheus, inf. dau. of, a. 20 m., May 14, 1802. 

Paul, a. 74, Sept. 11, 1802. 

Paul, inf. son of, a. 6m., June 5, 1803. 

Paul, a. 43, drowned off Cohasset, was captain of 

a vessel, and on his passage from France, 

Dec. 25, 1804. 
, eldest son of Capt. Paul, a. 14, Dec. 

25, 1804. 
Capt. Caleb, a. 38, died on passage from Sene- 
gal, and buried at sea, , 1805. 

Isaiah, a. 26, drowned in liarns table Bay, March 

24, 1806. 
David Atkins, in his 19th year, Jan. 18, 181 1. 
Caleb, a. 22, Sept. 18, 1814. 
Zaccheus, a. 44, drowi:ied near "Woodend" in 

coming from Plymouth, Nov. 11, 1814. 
Sarah, wife of Jesse, a. 39, March 29, 1816. 
Silas, son of widow Phebe, almost 22, March _ 

31, 1816. 
Sarah, a. 49, April 23, 1816. 
Jeremiah, in his i8th year, died on the Grand 

Banks, May 25, 18 16. 
Jesse, a. 23, died on passage from Savannah to 

Liverpool, , 1816. 

Smith, son of, a. 2, Feb. 11, 181 7. 
Smith, inf. son of, July 11, 181 8. 
Ephraim, a. 24, at Matanzas, July 19, 18 19. 
Smith, dau. of, July 28, 1820. 

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Knowles, James, a. 24, deranged, in Boston, Feb. 14, 
182 1. 
Smith, son of, July 29, 1821. 
Joshua, a. 66, March 8, 1822. 

Zaccheus, died in the West Indies, , 1822. 

Mary, widow, a. 86^ family distinguished for 

longevity, Aug. 22, 1824. 
John Atkins, twin dau. of, Dec. i, 1824. 
Smith, inf\ son of, a. 18 m., Feb. 23, 1826. f, 

John, C, son of, Sept. 1826. |i 

Smith, inf. son of^ Nov. 27, 1827. 

Laha, James, a. 18, died at sea, , 1800. | 

Lee," John, a. ;^;^, died at Washington, N. C, , 

1 81 2. 
Lewis, Benjamin, a. 19, died at Savannah, July 29, 1801. ^v 

Jane, widow, inf. child of, Oct. — , 1804. 

George, 89th year, March 21, 1809. J 

Joseph, lost at sea, Oct. i, 1825. ^ 

Lombard, Solomon, inf. son of, June 24, 1787. % 

Cornelius, wife of, a. ;^6, Aug. — , 1790. I' 

Cornelius, inf. dau. of, Aug. 1790. 
Benjamin, a. 71, Nov. 12, 1790. 
Solomon, a. 32, died in Boston, buried in 

Truro, Jan. 30, 1793. 
Daniel, inf. son of, a. 9 m., May — , 1793. 
Binney, a. 22, in tiie West Indies of small pox, 

Jan.—, 1794. I 

Elizabeth, a. 70, a maiden, Dec. 14, 1793. J 

Thomasin, wife of Daniel, a. 37, Nov. 22, 1 794. f 

John, son of Simeon, jr., a. 4 yr. 6 m., Jan. |. 

14, 1796. f 

John, son of Simeon, jr., a. 6 m., July 18, ^ 

1796. ^: 

Daniel, a. 44, Jan. 13, 1797. 

Jedcdiah, inf. of, April 27, 1798. ;| 

Daniel, a. 23, lost at sea, June, 1799. f 

Ephraim, a. 25, died at sea, April — , 1799. ' 


Lombard, Simeon, a. 72, Nov. 5, 1799. 

James, inf. dau. of, , 1799. 

Kesia, widow, a. 74, June i, 1801. 

Simeon, a. 76, April 26, 1802. 

Simeon, a. 54, died at the eastward, and bur- 
ied on Green Island, June 17, 1802. 

Cornelius, inf. son of, Dec. 6, 1802. 

Ephraim, a. 87, Dec. 5, 1803. 

William, a. 50, drowned oflXohasset, Dec. 25, 

Israel, jr., wife of, Dec. 31, 1805. 

Israel, inf. child of, Dec. 29, 1806. 

Hannah, wife of Israel, jr., a. 24, Dec. 30, 1806. 

Benjamin Parker, a. 31, on his passage from 
river La Platte in S. A., , 1807. 

Joanna, a. 34, Nov. 14, 1809. 

Joseph Atkins, a. 18 yrs. and about 4 m., died 

at Cape of Good Hope, Sept. i, 18 10. 1 

Josiah, son of James, a. 17 m., Nov. 12, 181 2. 
Rebecca, widow, a. 67, Oct. 23, 1813. 
Lewis, Oct. 20, 18 1 4. 
Benjamin, a. 20, died in the hospital in New 

Orleans, , 181 5. 

Joseph Atkins, son of Lewis, a. 3 yr. 4 m., 

March 14, 1816. 
Betsey, dau. of the late Ephraim Lombard, 

a. 18, March 24, 1816. 
Caleb, son of Israel, a. 15 m., April 2, 1816. 
Edwin, son of Freeman, a. 1 7 m., April, — , 

James, a. nearly 48, Feb. 8, 181 7. 
Elizabeth, widow, a. 78, Sept. 20, 181 8. 
James, a. 26 yr. 5 m., died at New Orleans, 

May 5, 1 81 9. 
Thomas, a. 33, died at sea, May 30, 1819. 
Matilda Ayers, dau. of Lewis, a. 6, April 11, 



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Lombard, Israel, jr., a. 45, April 26, 1821. Ir: 

John Gross, a. 18, at Havana, , 1821. i?; 

James, son of David, a. 12 m., Oct. 5, 1822. -* 

Israel, a. 77, June 19, 1823. 

Sarah, widow, a. 78, Aug. 14, 1825. 

Dorcas, wife of Binney, a. 19, Oct. i, 1825. 

Parker, lost at sea, Oct. i, 1825. 

Elizabeth, wife of Capt. Lewis Lombard, a. 48, 

April 15, 1826. 
Molly Lewis, widow, Dec. — , 1826. 
Mayo, Noah, wife of, a. 47, June 11, 17S9. 

Nehcmiah, inf. dau. of, June — , 1802. 

Thomas, son of Atkins, , 1807. 

Noahj a. 73, June 19, 1809. 

Noah, of Harpswell, in the Co. of Kennebec, at 

his brother's house, Nov. 15, 1809. ■ 
Martha, widow, over 80, April — , 1825. 
Mercy, Chauncy, a. 28, Nov. 9, 1827. ■' 

Million, Thomas, a. 19, died on his home passage from f*: 

the West Indies, Sept. 10, 1809. | 

Mills, Elizabeth, dau. of S. Mills, a. 17 m., Aug. 22, 

1814. . . ' 

Stephen, a. 40, Aug. 28, 1822. 2! 

Munson, Samuel D., son of, Feb. 8, 1792. |i 

Myrick, Sally, a. 12, June 27, 1795. -^ii 

lleman, inf. son of, April 12, 1802. 

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1. TAl'LEY. Mr. EbcnPutmim is compiling a genealogy of the de- 
scendants of Mansfield Tapley who died in Charlestown about 1732, 
and wlio was probably born in England about 1(180. Ilis brother Rich- 
ard was a seaman on board of the frigate liose, and died in 1715. 

All descendants of Mansfield and Mary (Johnson) Tapley are re- » ■ ', 

<iuested to send to Mr. Putnam any information in their possession re- 
lating to this family. There are dcscndants in northern New York, I 
Miio have occasionally spelt their name To[)pinLi' or Tapling, — all such ; 
are invited to correspond with Mr. Putnam. (■ ' M 

The Genealogy will commence in some future numl)er of the Rkcokd, 

2. TUCKER. Any information regarding Ezra Tucker, of llopkin- 
ton, N. 11 , 1776, or his descendants, Avill be gratefully acknoAvledged. 

8. PUTNAM. Mr. EIkmi Putnam has prepared a genealogy of the . " ; ; 

Putnam family in England and America, which is soon to go to i)ress. 

All persons having recoi'ds relating to this family are respectfully ; ^ ■ 

invited to correspond with INIr. Putnam, and members of the famiij', 
not already in recei!)t of genealogical blanks of record, are requested 
to send for tliem. Information reaardiiui: any particular line will be 
cheerfully given. Address E. 1'utxam, Box 28(j, SaU;in, Mass. f 

0. MOORS. A genealogy of this family is contemplated, especially 
of the brandies settled in New Hampshire. Any information or ad- 
dresses should be sent to Mr. Ei'>kn Putn.\m, Box 28G, Salem, ilass. 

10. PUTNAM or POU TMAN of Albany. Descendants of Jan Pout- 
nian of Allxiuy, N. Y., IGGO, are reipiested to correspond with Mr. E. 
I'l'TXAM, Box 28G, Salem, Mass. 




38. SARA H FRANIvLIN, boru Oct. , 1759, of New York, danohter of 
Samuel Franklin, whose ancestry and that of his wife are wanted. 

42. AARON HALL married June 3, 1760, Rebecca Pool. Who 
were her ancestors? 

47. Was SAMUEL CHOATE, of Sudbury in 1763, a son of Stephen 
and Rebecca (Bonnan) Choate, of Roxbury? Stephen Choate and Re- 
becca Borman were married 4 Feb., 1730. Did they also have Stephen, 
Rebecca and Hannah? I 

'48. Desired, the parentage of SAMUEL ABORN, born in Salem 
about 1726; removed to Tolland, Conn., in 1732; and of MARY ING- 
HAM of Hebron, Conn. He died at Tolland, Aug. 3, 1811. 

49. CURTIS. What became of Dudley Curtis, son of Israel and 
Abigail (Putnam) Curtis? He was born Feb. 12, 1751 ; married Julv 16, 
1777, Sarah Marble. They early left I\Iiddleton. 

60. WILKINS. Henry Wilkins married Rebecca . She died 

April 4, 1690, aged 40 years. Wanted, her parents' names. 

61. HODGKINS. Who were the parents of Martha Hodgkins the 
first wife of Jonathan Wells of Ipswich, who nourished during tlie 

52. NELSON. William Nelson of Brimlield married Isabel LaM'son, 
said by tradition to have been a daughter of John Lawsoii, living in 
some toAvn near Boston. Their eldest child John Nelson was born in 
1749. Wanted information as to the birtliplace of cither William Nel- 
son or his wife, and also correspondence with any one interested in 
the Nelson family of Brimlield or that of Plymouth. 

63. ANDREW HARADEN of Gloucester married Sept. 28, 1757, 
Lydia Gritlin, boru, INIay 11, 1741, died Jan. 1824. Her ancestry is 

64. SAMUEL CUTLER married Jan. 20, 1691, Sarah Satlc of Salem. 
Ancestry desired. 

65. CORNELIUS CUTLER, of Salem or Danvers, married Oct. 12, 
1725, Abigail King. Her ancestry desired. 

66. JONATHAN CUTLER, born July 15, 1732; manied, first, Mar- 
tha Trask of Beverly, whose ancestors are wanted. 

67. ELISHA TOWNE, of Topsfield, married Feb. 16, 1738, Sarah 
Rhodes. Her ancestry is desired. 

Their son, John Towne, born 1740, married Ann Cummings of Ips- 
wicli. Her ancestry desired. 

Their son, Asa Towne of Boxford, married Polly Lovejoy of An- 
dover. Her ancestry desired. 

58. NATHANIEL PORTER, of Topsfield, married Dec. 16, 1701, 
Eleanor Dorman. Who were her ancestors? 

69. REV. NATHANIEL PORTER, of Portsmouth, married, first, 
1773, Sarali Stetson, born about 1755, daughter of Capt. James Stet- 
son, of Portsmouth. Stetson ancestry wanted. 

60. CALEB WARNER, of Ipswich, married about 1735, Elizabeth 
Brown born April 11, 1716. Who were her ancestors? 


61. WILLIAM WARNER, of Ipswich, married Nov. 21, 1780, Su- 
san Palrner, born Sept. 22, 1754. Her ancestry wanted. 

62. MOSES PERKINS, of Topsfield, married April 11, 1754, Anna 
Cummings, born Oct. 20, 1734, daughter of Cornet David Cummiugs. 
Cammings ancestry desired. 

63. ELIJAH PERKINS, son of above, married May 26, 1782, Eliza- 
beth Stone, of Marblehead, born May 27, 1756. Her ancestry wanted. 

64. STUKELY WESTCOTE received as an inhabitant and free- 
man of Salem, 1G36. Family numbered eiglit persons. 1637, Oct. 25, 
had house lot of one acre allotted him. 1G43, Oct. 8, proprietors grant- 
ed to sundry persons all the "waste lands, lying between the lot of 
Hugh Laskin and Stukely Weskett down to the sea." 

What vessel did he come over in, date of his arrival, christian name of 
his wife, then living, and later (1638) baptized at Providence, by Roger 
Williams ? 

65. ORDWAY. It is renorally understood tliat James and Al)ner 
Ordway, supposed to be brothers, and probably a sister Sara, came to 
this country, according to tradition, between 1G35 and 1640 from Eng- 
land or Wales. Can anyone give positive and accurate information on 
this point? The relationship between James and Abner? From what 
place in England or Wales they emigrated, on what vessel they em- 
barked, and date and port of arrival in this country? 

Abner, presumably the older, was a resident of Watertowu in ir)13, 
and married Tpcrhaps as second wife) Aug. 15, 1G5G, Sarah the widow 
of Edward Dennis of Boston. She had married Dennis twenty-tive 
years before (1G31) and had borne him five children, and the presump- 
tion is no children were born of this later marriage. Al)ner was in 
Wenham in 1G50 and IGGO, afterwards in RoAvley. Who can give further 
particulars of his life, date of his death and place of interment? 

Sara Ordway married Oct. 8, 1654, Richard Fitz or Fitts. She died 
April 24, 1667, without children. Fitz died in 1G72 and left leirucies 
to his brother-in-law James Ordway, and the latter's daughter Jane. 

James Ordway went with other pioneer settlers toCocheco, now Do- 
ver, N. IL, in !G41, but afterwards returned to Newbury, I^Iass., and 
in 1618 married Anne Emery, daughter of John Emery from Romscy, 
England, but then of Newbury, Mass., and from this James and Anne 
(Emery) Ordway probaljy descended nearly all now bearing that name 
In this country. James Mas a farmer and the oAvner of several boats 
and canoes employed in lighterage service in Newl)ury for many years, 
and was living after the death of his wife, with one of his children, 
as late as 1704, mention of him being made in that year in the diary 
of Rev. Samuel SeAvell. His wife Anne died March 31, 1687 ; her 
gravestone is still standing in the old cemetery at Newl)uryport. 

Wlio can give date and place of death of this common ancestor, 
James? It was probably in some town adjoining or nearNewburyport. 

James and Anne (Emery) Ordway had children as follows: 

1- Ephraim, born April 25, a)Hl died June 18, 1G50. 

2. James, jr., born April IG, 1G51, and married (hrst) 1690, Tirzah 
Titcomb, daughter of William Titcomb and widow of Thomas Bart- 
Joft, and (second) 169G, Sarah, daughter of John Clark of liowley. 

3. Edward, born Sept. 17, 1G53, married, 1678, Mary Wood. 

4. Sarah, born Jan. 14, IG55-6. 

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5. John, born Nov. 17, 1658, married 1G81, Mary, the daughter of 
Peter Godfrey. 

6. Isaac, born Dec. 4, 1660, and died Jan. 15, 1668. 

7. Jane, born Nov. 22, 1663, married 1G87, Joshua Richardson, and 
had six children. 

8. Hananiah, born Dec. 2, 1665, married Abigail . 

9. A son born May 16, and died June 6, 1668. 

10. Anne, born Feb. 12, 1669-70, married, 1690, Isaac Bushnell and 
had four cliilcU-en. 

11. Mary, born April 5, 1673, married, 1698, Daniel Goodrich and 
had one child. The above James, jr., hud live children, Edward had five, 
John ten, and Hananiah five. John's third child, James, born July 4, 
1687, married, Dec. 8, 1714, Elizabeth Heath of Haverhill, and lived in 
Haverhill or Amesbury ; who can give the narrative of their life? They 
had children as follows : 

1. James, born Oct. 23, 1718. 

2. Moses, born April 11, 1721. 

3. Elizabeth, born March 6, 1726-7. 

4. Eiizabulli, and .: Sarah U^^iJ^^) ^JOi''-i Feb. 6, 1728-9. 

6. John, born March 16, 1731-2. 

7. Benjamin, born Nov. 17, 1733. 

The above James (fourth ^^cneratiou) son of James, j:rrandson of 
John, and ^reat arandson of the first James, born Oct. 23, 1718, mar- 
ried Sept. 23, 1740, Meribah Morse, daughter of Joseph Morse, of 
Newbury, and lived in Methnen. Can anyone give particulars of their 
lives and dates of death? They had children : 

1. ^Meribah, born June 15, 1742. 

2. Abiah, born March 7, 1744. 

3. Daniel, born Oct. 12, 1745. 

4. James, born Jan. 19, 1747-8. 
6. Fersis, born April G, 1750. 

6. Joses, born June 15, 1753. 

The writer would be glad of any information respecting these in- 
quiries, as well as genealogical data of other or later generations de- 
scended from this iminiij:rating ancestor whether bearing the family 
name or not. Please address, Jor..> C. Okdway, North State Street, 
Concord, N. II. 

C,G. JOSEPH HUTCHINSON, born 16.33, in Nottinghamshire, 
Eng., lived in Salem, Mass., and had two wives. Who was his first 
wife and who were her parents? His sou Joseph married Elizabeth 
; who were her ancestors? 

67. DEA. EDWAKI) PUTNAM, of Danvers, Mass., married in 1681 
Mary IIollou. Who were her ancestors? 

68. WILLIAM KEDFORD, of Portsmouth, was register of deeds 
for Rockingham Co., N. H., 1693-6. He had perhaps lived in Salem, 
Mass., previously. His wife's name was Elizabeth. Who were their 


To QUKiiY 4, page 72. Timothy Wheeler married Ruth Fuller, Jutie 
29, 1670, at Concord. There is no rcconl of the birth of any child, but 
he n)ust have had "one fair daughter and no more, the which he loved 
passing well" (as did Jei>hthah judge in Israel"), lie, Timothy Wheeler, 


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died at Concord, June 7, 1G78, and his w'ido^Y Euth was made admin- 
istratrix of his estate (Mid'x Prob. Rec. Vol. vi, Ibl. 100). 

On Feb. 11, 1701-2, "Rutli Wheeler, heir and only child of Timothy 
Wheeler, late of Concord, deceased," sells certain lands in Concord to 
Samuel Ilartwell, and on Feb. 4, 1722-3, Henry Wilkins of Saleni and 
Ruth his wife quitclaim the same property to the same Ilartwell. 
Both deeds are recorded together in Middlesex deeds, Vol. xxiii, Ibl. 
18, et seq. 

Now William Ilartwell, a younger brother of this Samuel, had a 
wife Ruth (whom he probably married about 1702, for tlieir tirst child 
was born in 1703, though there is no record of the marriage). Wil- 
liam and Ruth Hartwell named one of their sons 7imoth>j, the lirst 
Timothy in the Ihirtwell family. 1 think I am fairly well justitied in im- 
agining that Ruth the wife of William Hartwell, was the daughter of 
Timothy and Ruth (Fuller) Wheeler. It is just a little odd,lhat the 
mother of this Samuel and William Ilartwell "was also a Ruth Wheeler, 
daughter of George and Katherine, whose connection with Timothy is 
unknown, though such connection or relationship certainly existed. 

As to Timothy himself. Dr. S:iv:ige tldnks he UKiy have been a son 
of Captain Timothy and second wife JNlary Brooks. I cannot think 
this to be the case, for Captain Timothy in his will dated March 1, 
1G86, mentions by name his two daughters, a granddaughter, a brother- 
in-law, several nephews, and some cousins, and I cannot believe that 
if he had had a granddaughter Ruth thirteen to sixteen years old, 
daughter of his only son (which would have been the case if Timothy 
the younger was his son), he Avould have utterly omitted to mention 
her. But Copt. Timothy had a brother Capt. Thomas, the hero of the 
Quaboag light, who married Ruth daughter of AVilliam Wood. Sav- 
age has treated Capt. Thomas most damnably, mixing him uj) with 
two other separate and distinct Thomases, and giving him two wives 
and a lot of children that belonged to them. Mr. Clias. J. Fox, the 
liistorian of Old Dunstable, has done about as badly for him. Mr, 
Saml. G. Drake has mixed liim up with two separate and distinct Bos- 
ton Thomases, not the ones with whom Savage confounds him. The 
author of the Rice Genealogy has muddled the matter still worse, and 
the Dictionary of American Biography perpetuates a choice selection 
of blunders apparently compiled from all these sources. We do not 
kuoAv much about the births of Capt. Thomas's children, for there is 
uo record, but we have the record of the deaths of some of them and 
" internal evidence" as to others. I have no doubt that this Timothy 
was his son. There was no other possible Wheeler to Avhom to ascribe 
him, among the seven heads of families who might have had a son old 
enough to marry in 1670. That is to say,— these other families are all 
fully accounted for in Avills, records, etc. ; unless we -go outside of Con- 
cord for his parentage -we must credit him to Capt. Thomas, and out- 
side of Concord we arc no better oU". for as far as my researches of 
more than twenty years into the AVheeler genealogy go, there is no 
one whom we can pick out for his father with so good reason. That 
Capt. Thomas, a i)Oor man, whose life for several years was spent in 
trading with the Indians in the Men-imac valley, should have named 
two of his SOILS Timothy and Joseph, in compliment to his two wealth- 
ier brothers "who -were at the -civilized end of the route and making the 
biggest shares of tlie money out of this Indian business, seems very 
natural at least. I know he had a son Joseph, and I am confident he 
had a sou Timothy. I am prei)aring for publication a tracing of the 

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first three generations of the Wheelers of Concord, Boston, Charles- i 

town, Dedham and Lancaster, in wliich I shall set forth the conclusions | 

I have come to, and the authorities on Avliich I rely. 

Who the Henr}' Wilkins "svho married Ruth, the widow of Timotliy 
Wheeler was, I know" not. He was of Salem in 1723, as shown by 
deed above referred to. i 

George Tolman. | 

To QUERY 7. Hannah, daughter of John Putnam, 3d, married | 

James, son of James^ (JRohert^) and Sarali Prince of Salem Village, 2 '^ 

])ec., 1730. Sli(i w^as born 7 ^lay, 1708. James Prince was baptized ' 

12 Jan., 1700-1 ; died in April, 177G. Their children were : I 

James, baptized 7 Nov., 1731. 

Huldah, baptized 2t Feb., 1733-4. i 

David, bai)tized 3 Dec, 1738. j 

John, l)aptized 29 Jan., 1743-4 ; died in infancy. 

John, baptizr-d 24 Nov., 1745. 

Amos, bn])tizcd 14 P\b., 1747-8; died previous to 1771. ' 

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We wish especially to call the atteutioii of our readers 
to the following circular : 

18 Somerset Stkeet, Boston. 
April 1, 1891. 

The Committee on English Eesearch of the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society finds itself without 
funds to continuG that exhaustive search tlirouiih Eii^'lish 
Records which has already yielded such important results, 
and which, if properly conducted, cannot fail to prove of 
the utmost vahie to all Avho are interested in the family 
history of the early settlers of this country. 

It was the good fortune of the Committee to secure, at 
the outset, the services of the eminent antiquary, Mr. 
Ileury Fitz-Gill)ert Waters, among the fruits of whoso 
industrious lal)ors have been the full and satisfactorv deter- 
ruination of the parentage of John Harvard and John 
Rogers, and the even more interesting, if not yet so cer- 
tain, establishment of the ancestry of George AVashington 
and Roger Williams. To ]Mr. Waters is also due the 
finding of the Gov. AVinthrop maj) and the manuscript 
account of New England by Samuel ^Maverick, two most 
important contril)utions to early colonial history. He is 
now ready to return to England to resume his investiii^a- 
tions, which will be prosecuted in no narrow spirit, and 
the material accumulated by him will be comnuuiicated, 
as heretofore, to the New England Historical and Genoa- 
logical Register for convenient reference. 

The Society has no fuiul at its dis[)osal to defray the 
expense of this important undertaking, and it is oI)iiged 
to rely, as in the past, upon tlie assistance of public-s[)irited 
persons throuirliout the country. In view of the m-ent 
amount of material in existence, the Committee is desir- 
ous to accelerate the previous slow rate of publication. 

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To this end it is necessary to provide for an expenditure | 

of $2000 annually for at least five years. One gentleman 
has oflered to subscribe $500 a year for this period. Sub- 
scriptions will also be received for a shorter time, and the 
Committee ventures to express the earnest hope that the 
responses to the present appeal may be prompt and gener- 
ous. All persons who may receive this circular are re- 
spectfully invited to bring it to the notice of an}" of their 
friends who might be interested in the sulyect. 

William S. ArrLETON, 
John Ward Dean, 
John T. Hassam, 
Robert C. Winthrop, jr., 
Eben Putnam, 

progress in the line of preserving records. J 

Mr. Swan's Eeport for 1890 gives much valuable in- 'I 

formation which has been gathered during the past year. | 

Ainong the cities and towns which may be said to have , | 

done something in lliis line are: | 

Amherst, Barnstable, Boxford, Bradford, Cambridge, | 

Cottage City, Danvers, Doughis, Fall Kiver, ]>oston, | 

Fitchburg, Gi'eenticld, Ipswich, Manchester, Nantucket, | 

Newbury port, Newton, Stonghton, Weston, Salem. § 

Mr. Swan gives considerable additional information re- I 
spccting school records and also an exhaustive report on 
the various inks now in use, with recommendations. 

The City of Salem is particularly fortunate in having 
for its mayor, a gentleman of such scholarl}' tastes as Mr. 
Kantoul. Throu<i:h Mayor Bantoul's eflbrts a committee 
has been ap})ointcd by the city government to take under 
advisement the best means of preserving the records and of 
marking historic places. This conunittee gave a public 
heai'ing on the evcnins: of Maicli 27th, at which many of 
Salem's most prominent citizens were })rescnt. The sen- 
timent as expressed by W. 1). Northend, Wm. P. Ui)liam, 
Ik^ny F. Waters, Mr. Meek, Koss Turner, James F. 
Abny and others was unanimously in favor of the copying 

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and better preservation of the record?. The records will 
probably bo printed. 

Letters from Hon. A. A. Low of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
John T. Hassam of Boston, Hon. Leverett Saltonstall and 
many others were read, all earnest in their recommenda- 
tions that something be done and that quickly. 

Popular interest in Salem and elsewhere is aroused and 
nowbei'e do we hear any opposition expressed to such a 
huidable undertaking. The time has come when people 
appreciate the need of collecting, indexing and, where pos- 
sible, printing the old records. 

The Town of Danvers has reason to be proud of the 
result of the labors of the committee appointed to arrange 
and index the records. A thorough index has been made 
under the superintendence of Mr. John W. Porter, of 
the original certificates and records of births, marriages, 
deaths, marriage intentions, and records of town meetings ; 
also of the layinij: out of streets. 

The records are now nicely and conveniently, as well 
as safely, arranged. 

The copies made some years ago of the earlier volumes 
were found to be ver}- inaccurate. The first volume of 
births, etc. (now labelled "3"), was found in sheets, very 
badly damaged, but has been skil Cully repaired and bound. 
The good work is to be contiiuied. 

The Town of Bradford has decided to phicc its rec- 
ords in better condition and to this end much was said at 
^towji meeting. The results will be seen a year from now. 

The Town of Manciikster has leceived from the Salem 
Press its second printed volume of records. jNIore is to 
be done. 

Many of our towns are activcl}' moving in the matter 
of preparing and printing the rolls of soldiers in our late 

These records are required hi/ law. Let every town 
look to it. The Salem Press oilers exceptional opportu- 
nities in this line. Write to us. 

This Magazine was established to help the movement of 


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preserving our early records. During our short life of 
one year we have done much to encourage and direct, by 
correspondence and otherwise, many of the committees 
having these matters in charge. "\Ve feel very much en- 
couraged with the prospect and with the cordial manner in. 
which our enterprise has been welcomed. 

We heartily invite correspondence relating to the pres- 
ervation of records and kindred matters, and are alvva^^s 
pleased to aid the movement in any way we can. 

The Boston Globe has had quite full accounts of the 
Record movement. We trust every newspaper will do as 
much. Let the people once appreciate the dangers in 
w^hich the ancient records are and appropriations will be 
readil}' voted. 

Town Hkcords. — This office will receive and preserve, in fireproof 
vaults, any copies of to^vnor parisli records. From time to time any 
siicli will be placed in print in the Kkcoud and so kept from destruc- 

Town clerks and others, interested in the preservation of earlj' rec- 
ords, are requested to write for our blanks for the recording of condi- 
tions and places of deposit, etc., of tlie early town records. 

Savage's Dictionary of N. E.— A fine set of this 
valuable work is for sale at our oflice ; price $55. 

Kice's History of tiik North Parish, Dan vers. — Wanted, one or 
more copies of this work at a fair price. 

Funi^.ral Rings. — Any of our readers having Funeral Rings iu their 
possession are requested to send a description of the same to the Rec- 


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The Society celebrated the 116th anniversary of the 
Battle of Lexington Apr. 20, 1891, by exercises afternoon 
and evening at the Town ILilI, with an intermission of a 
couple of hours, pleasantl}^ spent at the supper table, 
■which was spread in Gothic Hall, and at which nearly two 
hundred covers were laid. 

The Town Hall was gracefully and ai)propriately deco- 
rated under the personal supervision of Dr. A\^arren Porter. 
Upon the })Lit form were portraits of Gen. Gideon Foster and 
Gen. Moses Porter, the rapier once ownied by Capt. Jere- 
miah Page, and memorials of Capt. Sanniel Flint. Upon 
the platform were seated man}^ invited guests ; there being 
a large delegation headed by their President, from the Lex- 
ington Historical Society. The hall was taxed to its ut- 
most seating capacity, nearly live hundred people being 

Shortly after half-past three, after the singing of a hymn 
written by Eev. James Flint and prayer by Eev. E. C. 
Ewing, President A. P. Putnam addressed the meeting, 

^^ Ladies and Gentlemen: Other towns which were rep- 
resented prominently in the battle of April 19, 1775, have 
from time to time very w^orthily commemorated the event. 
Lexington has done so this year ; Concord is now doing so. 
I am not aware that Danvcrs has celebrated the day ex- 


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cept as the old, undivided town commemorated it at the 
dedication of the monument to the men who fell in the en- 
gagement. Tliat act of dedication was fiftj-six years ago 
to-day. It is proper, we think, that the good old town 
should follow the example of her sister towns, and it has 
seemed meet that the Danvers Historical Society should 
take the initiative. That is why we are here to-day, for 
Danvers, as w^ell as other towns, took an honorable part 
in that day's strife and w\arfare, a part which it has seemed 
to us should be told as it has not been before. Her citi- | 

zens had long considered the course of affairs before April I 

19, 1775 ; had discussed in shop and store and tavern and I 

town meeting tlie oppressive measures of the mother coun- | 

try, and had more and more entered into a determination "f 

to be free and not slaves. They organized militia and 
minute companies, trained them on their own Common in 
the town and on the Villuixe Green, and more and more 
prepared themselves for action in case the hour of emer- 
gency should arrive. That hour arrived and not less than 
eight companies laished forth to the scene of action. Tlie 
story will l)e told by those who are to follow me. I shall 
not take up their precious time. It is enough for me sim- 
ply to announce the character of the meeting, the purposes 
of it and what we trust will be the lesson of it, and to wel- 
come those who have been invited to join us as special . 
guests of the occasion. They come, I might well say, 
from many a battlctield of that day, for the battlefield ex- 
tended all the wav from Lexini'ton and Concord back to 
Lexington and on to Charlestown. It was one continuous 
day's woik. And we have to greet friends here and now 
from Lexington, Concord, Acton and elsewhere, from Bos- 
ton, from Salem and towns immediately around us, as well 
as invited quests from the town of Danvers. It is withii^reat 
pleasure that we welcome Kcv. Dr. George W. Porter, a 



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native of Beverly, the President of the Lexington Histor- 
ical Society, the nephew of General Moses Porter, one of 
the most illustrious soldiers of his time, whose portrait 
you see before you. We welcome Charles Parker of Lex- 
ington, the great grandson of the Capt. Parker who com- 
manded the militia on Lexington Common. We welcome 
Luther Monroe. Ensign Robert Monroe, sixty-thi-ee years 
old, the first man killed at Lexington, was his grand- 
father's uncle." 

In closing, Dr. Putnam presented Dr. George AY. Por- 
ter, President of the Lexington Society, who said : 

"I have for the past three or four days taken part in a_ 
series of patriotic festivals and addresses. Saturday after- 
noon witnessed the removal of the old church belfry, which 
rang out the appeal to resist British tyranny, and the bell 
was re-dedicated on that day. 

On Sundav at dawn a salute was fired awakening the 
sleeping inhabitants to the memory- that the llGth anni- 
versary was at hand. As the day proceeded, services were 
held at the churches. In the afternoon a gentleman i)roni- 
inent in political circles, delivered a most interesting and 
instructive address, and in the eveninir we listened to an- 
other distinguished son. As much is laid out I am not 
going to take up any great amount of time except to allude 
to our gratitude to you all for your kind invitation to 
be present and take i)art in the services of the present 
occasion. We have come, with a respectable delegation 
from the town of Lexington. I am sure that we shall 
carry hence confirmed impressions of that social tie that 
should bind us, although we live in se[)arate towns, to- 
gether by the strong bond of patriotism and loyalty to 
country and to truth, and to love and to charity. I thank 
you for the o^jportunity of saying, in a simple way, the 
Words that have now fallen from my lips, and for the op- 


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portunity to renew the expression of our pleasure in being 
invited to be present." 

In closing, Dr. Porter presented to the Dangers society 
two interesting relics. One was a bottle of soil taken from 
Lexington Common from the ver}'' spot, as near as could 
be ascertained, where the first blood was shed in the re- 
sistance to British oppression. It was labelled : "Sacred 
soil from the battlefield of Lexinijton, with which, on the 
memorable 19th of April, A. D. 1775, the blood of Amer- 
ican patriots was freely mingled." The other gift was a 
block of the ancient oak of which the frame of the old 
belfry in Lexington was made. It bore the label : "A 
piece of the old church belfry erected on Lexington Com- 
mon, A. D. 1761, and from which the citizens were called 
to arms April 19, 1775." The amiounccment of tliese 
gifts was received with applause. President Putnam fe- 
licitously returned thanks in behalf of the Danvers society. 
He also announced the gift of a picture of the famous old 
Munroe House in Lexington from Mr. Charles Munroe. 

Dr. Putnam then introduced Mr. Ezra D. Ilines, 
the historiographer of the Danvers Historical Society who 
delivered the following interesting sketch of the part the 
Danvers men took in the battle, many of the facts being 
freshly collated and more full}^ given than in any other 
historical account on record : 


**"\Ye meet to-day, and in the language of the poet say — 
'Backward, turn backward! O Time in tliy flight,' 
— SO that we may in imagination believe the wheels of time 
actually turned back, and that we stand face to face with 
the men and the events of lon<i; ai^-o. 

AVhal aie we here to celebrate? We assemble near the 
anniversary of that great day, April 10, 1775, that day 

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dear to all true American hearts, to celebrate events which 
have become historic, and which have become noted the 
world over. We are here to call to remembrance that day 
when the first blood of the revolution was shed by our 
townsmen and our countrymen in defence of their lives, 
their liberties and their homes. 

We come also to commemorate that day which has been 
made glorious, and which is and shall be renoAvned as the 
day on which were begun those events which finally cul- 
minated in the emancipation of the American colonies from 
the yoke of England, and which resulted in the establish- 
ment of a new nation and the beginning of a career of fu- 
ture usefulness and glor}'. But more especially do we 
come to recount the deeds and to rehearse the brave ac- 
tions of the men of Danvers, our ancestors, who took part 
m that first bloody resistance to the British authorities, 
and in which some of them irave their lives in defence of 
their country. 

The storm which on the 19th day of April, 1775, burst 
upon this neighborliood was neither sudden nor unexpected : 
it had been brewini:; for a Ions: time, and as we are told in 
Holy Writ of the wise man who built his house upon a 
strong foundation, so that when the rain descended and 
the floods came and the winds blew and beat upon that 
liouse, it fell not, because that man had builded wisely, 
with the solid rock for a foundation ; so, when this April 
llevolutionary storm beat upon our ancestors, upon men 
wise in judgment, and with principles and convictions firm 
and enduring as the solid rock, they were not surprised, 
and this occurrence did not take them unawares, for, like 
the wise man, they were prepared and ready when the 
emergency came. 

Governor Gage issued writs Sept. 1, 1774, convening 
the General Court at Salem on the 5th of October, but dis- 


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solved it by proclamation dated Sept. 28, 1774. The 
members, however, who were elected to it, pursuant to 
the course agreed upon, resolved themselves into a Provin- 
cial Cono^ress. One of the members of this Con!2:i'ess was 
Dr. Samuel Holten, a man honored and beloved in Dan- 
vers. This body, on the 26th of October, adopted a plan 
for oroanizinoj the militia, maintaining: it and callins: it out 
when circumstances should render it necessar}'. It pro- 
vided that one-quarter of the number enrolled should be 
held in readiness to muster at the shortest notice, who wero. 
called by the popular name of Minute Men. An execu- 
tive authority — the Committee of Safety — was created, 
clothed with large discretionary powers, and another called 
the Committee of Supplies. Another very important act 
of this Congress was the authorizing; of the collection of 
military stores. 

The several towns also formed alarm-list companies. 
These were stirring times, but men were found equal to 
the occasion ; men who had the couraiie of their con vie- 
tions and who dared to declare that 'no danizer shall af- 
fright, no difficulties shall intimidate us ; and, if in sup[)(>it 
of our rights we are called to encounter even death, we 
are yet undaunted, sensil^le that he can never die too soon 
who lays down his life in support of the laws and liberties 
of his country.' 

How soon some of them were to lay down their lives 
we shall presently see. 

The town of Danvers had at that time some regular mi- 
litia companies, and new companies were now formed to 
carry out the wishes of the late Congress, so that when 
the 19th of April arrived we find there Averc eight com- 
panies in the town. 

Before I speak of the Danvers men and the part they 
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on the night of the 18th of April, and the early morning 
of the 19th. 

As before stated, the Congress of which I have spoken 
anlhorized the collection of military stores, and one of the 
places where such stores had been collected was at Con- 

To seize these stores was an objective point on the part 
of the British General Gage ; so on the night of the 18th 
of April, al)oiit 10.30 o'clock, the British troops, consist- 
ing of grenadiers, light infantry and marines, about 800 
in all (the flower of the British army)*, under the command 
of Lieut. Colonel Smith, leave Boston and oet across in 
boats to the Caml)ridii:e side, landincj at Lechmere's Point, 
Eas^t Cambridge ; they remain here awhile, and then march 
along and reach Menotomy (what is now Arlington) about 
2 A. M. of the 19th, and then continue their march to 
Lexington, where they arrive in the early morning, and 
where the colonists are drawn uj) in arms to meet 
them, having been warned of the approach of the British, 
as you are all well aware, by Paul Revere in his midnight 
ride. And here in Lcxino^ton was the first resistance of- 
fered to the British on their march. 

The question has often arisen, Who fired the first shot 
on that eventful morning? But no one has ever doubted 
that the first shot was fired and that it was heard around 
the world. And now let us leave the British troops at 
Lexington and come back to our own town of Danvers. 

\Vednesday the 19th day of April, 1775, has arrived. 
Tiic glorious orb of day in his course through the heavens 
casts his beams aslant on the villages of our town, in which 
peace and harmony and intense loyalty dwell. He looks 
down upon our pastures green with grass, upon the peach 
trees in full bloom, u[)on the barley waving in the fields. 
11 is hot rays presage a warm and sultry da3\ This de- 

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scribes the eavly morning. It is now near nine o'clock. 
The hurried hoof-beats of a messenirer's horse are heard in 
our streets, whore so recently all was quiet. He announces 
in a loud, strong" and vigorous voice : The Bi'itish have 
marched to Lexington, our brothers there have met them, 
and a battle has ensued. Rise, brothers, and without de- 
lay hasten to their relief!' 

No sooner is the messaire ijiven than the men of Dan- 
vers prepare to depart for the scene of carnage. Let us 
bear in mind that the Danvers of 1775 was a very Ini'ge 
town, inchiding !)esides the present town of Danvers the. 
town now known as Feabody. The messenger had un- 
doubtedl}' tirst aroused the people of the south part of the 
toAvn, which is now Peabod\' ; and now, from field and mill, 
from farm and shop, from parsonage and humbler dwell- 
ing, do the men of Danvers rush forth to their country's 
defence. Truly can it be said of them : 

'Swift as the summons came they left 

The plow, mid furrow, standing still, - 

The half -ground corn grist in the mill, 

The spade in earth, the axe in cleft. 

They went where duty seemed to call, 
The)' scarcely asked the reason why ; 
They only knew they could but die, 
And death -was not the worst of all.' 

Eight companies marched from Danvers on that event- 
ful day. 

Three of the companies belonged to the Essex Regiment, 
commanded by Col. Timothy Pickering of Salem. One 
of these companies was under the command of Capt. Sam- 
uel Flint. It numbered about forty-five ofliccrs and men, 
and from their names it would seem that it came from what 
is now West Pcabod}^ and Danvers Centre. 

Another was Capt. Sanuiel Epes's company, consisting 
of eighty-tv>'o officers and men. This company was from 

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the south part of the town, now Peabody. The late Gen. 
Gideon Foster was an officer of this company. 

T should remark here that upon the lists at the State 
house, Gen. Foster is not named as commander of a com- 
pany'; but, at the dedication of the monument in 1835, in 
his i-cmarks he al hided to the fact that about ten da^^s pre- 
vious to the battle, he raised a company of minute men, 
and had command of them on that day. The men were 
taken from Capt. Epes' company. 

On the morning of the 19th of April, Captain Epes, 
uftcr the alarm was given, hastened to Salem and saw his 
Colunel (Pickering) in his oliice, the Ilegistry of Deeds, 
and obtained permission from him to march in advance of 
the regiment. 

The third company belonging to this regiment was under 
the command of Capt. Jeremiah Page and consisted of 
thirty-seven officers and men. 

A company of minute men commanded by Capt. Israel 
Hutchinson included fifty-three officers and men from the 
north part of Danvcrs, mostly, perhaps, from what is now 
Danversport, and many from Beverly. 

Capt. Calcl) Lowe's company, in all twenty-three officers 
and men, were evidently from the south part of the town. 
The sixth company was that of Capt. Asa Prince, and 
numbered thirty-seven officers and men from what is now 
Danvers Centre. The seventh company was an \alarm 
company,' commanded by Capt. John Putnam, and had 
thirty-five officers and men from the north part of the town. 
The eighth organization was also an ^ilarm company' 
of seventeen officers and men, commanded b}' Deacon Ed- 
mund Putnam and liev. Penjamim Jjalch as lirst lieuten- 
ant. This company was evidently from Putnamville and 
Beaver Brook. 

These were the companies that marched on the 19th. 


The day was exceedingly warm. They inarched and ran to 
the scene of the conflict over fences, through fiokls, scal- 
ing stone walls, and now on the roads they travelled on, the 
feeling uppermost in their minds being how to get there 
the soonest. They probably could not have stai'ted much 
\)efore ten o'clock, and they must have reached i\Ienotomy 
(now Arlington) in the neighborhood of half-past two or 
three. What a march, or run ! What brave fellows they 
were, and what an heroic spirit they displayed ! The}^ did 
uot go together, the men from the south part of the town 
going one way and those from the north part another. 
The cry was. On ! on ! any way to get tiiere I The goal was 
finally reached. The}^ arrived at Menotoni}', and here with 
others they prepared to attack the British on their retreat 
into Charlestown. 

While thev are waitini]: let us <io back to the earlv 
morn at Lexington. The British, after their encounter 
with the Lexini'ton men, march on to Concord to carrv 
out the purpose for which the}^ started, to wit, to seize the 
stores already accumulated there. Here, too, as v/ell as 
at Lexington, they meet with resistance, and linally are 
obliged to beat a retreat. Their anununition having given 
out, they were in great danger of being captured had not 
Lord Percy's reinforcements met them near Lexington. 
The number of the colonists constantly increasing, and the 
firino^ continuing]: incessant, the Ijritish had nothinjr to do 
but to stand and fight or retreat. They begin a retreat, 
which is continued until they reach Charlestown. In the 
vicinity of 5 r. m., they reach Menotom}^ where our men 
from Danvers and others are impatiently awaiting tliem 
that they may give them battle. 

And now the British come in sight, and soon our Dan- 
vers men with others will cni^aice them here. From tlic 
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leave the place, they are beset behind and before. Both 
sides fight with great vigor. Paige, the historian, says that 
the carnage was greater here than in any other town 
on that day. Greater, indeed, than in all others combined, 
if it be true, as has been stated by a diligent investigator, 
that at least twenty-two of the Americans and probably 
more than twice that number of the British fell in West 

It seems thiit the Dan vers men, or many of them, had 
stationed themselves in the vard of Jason Russell, not far 
from the centre of Menotoniy. 1 understand the house is 
still slandiiig. In this yard there were many bundles of 
shingles, looking as though the proprietor was about to 
shiuijle his house. Here a sort of l)arricade was made 
with these shingles, and inside of this inclosure they sta- 
tioned themselves and attacked the British soldiers. Near 
this place is a hill, around which the road wound in such 
a manner as to conceal the British. 

King, in his address at the dedication of the monument 
to the memory of the Danvers men who fell on that day, 
states that 'rumor had deceived our men as to the force of 
the British ; it was their expectation here to have inter- 
cepted theii" retreat. But they had little space of prepa- 
ration ; they soon saw the 15iitish in solid column descending 
the hill on their riiiht, and at the same moment discovered 
a \'Av\iQ, flank <>uard advancinir on their left.' 

The men here in this inclosure (our Danvers men 
forming jipart), linding themselves in this fearful and try- 
ing })ositi()n, Ibught desperatel}' and gallantl3\ The Brit- 
ish, too, were desperate. They were mad clear through. 
'J'hey had been harassed all the way thus far on their re- 
treat, but most of the way the provincials had attacked 
then) from under cover. Now to have surrounded them, 
they were determined to show no quarter. 

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In this trap our Danverrf men were caught ; they were 
pressed so furiously by the British that some of the men 
— possibly some of our Danvers men — were driven into 
the cellar of l neighboring house, where they were inhu-. 
manly treated. 

In this yard of Jason Russell's, or in the cellar of the 
house above referred to, perished the men whom we arc 
proud to call the Danvers martyrs. As in the past, so 
now, let us rewrite in letters of living light upon the 
scroll of the fair record of our i^ood old town the names 
of those heroes who fell at ^tenotomy — Benjamin Daland, 
jr., Henry Jacobs, jr., George Southwick, jr., Samuel 
Cook, jr., Eben Goldthwait, Perlcy Putnam, Jotham 
Webb — who died fighting for their homes and against op- 

Nor would we forget the wounded of that day, Dennison 

Wall is and Nathan Putnam, nor the others, officers and 

men, who survived the fearful figlit and lived many years 

aftc]-, but who have all long since passed away. But I nuist 

hasten on. The remainder of the story is soon told. The 

British go on in their retreat, and at dusk have neared the 

haven thc}^ longed for — Charlostown — where they remain 

for the night. The day is over, the sun has now disappeared 

from view and soon the darkness of nii>ht will cover the 

scene. What a day it has been ! What scenes have been 

enacted ! The dead are tenderly and reverentl3^ cared for 

by the survivors, who know that they have nobly and 

gloriously fallen, and that — 

'No more on life's parade shall meet 

Tliat brave and fallen few ; 

On fame's eternal camping ground 

Their silent tents are spread, 

And glorj'^ guards, with solemn round, 

The bivouac of the dead.' 

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as best the}^ can to the circumstances in which they are 
placed. The British have been beaten and have been 
driven back to the place from which they started on the 
18th and 19th of April. The war has begun in earnest. 
There being no immediate prospect of another battle our 
Danvers men return to their homes, bcarinij with them 
their dead and wH)unded, and on Friday, the 21st, these 
men, who two days before started for the battle with 
their comrades, full of life and hope, are now laid to rest 
in tile soil of their own homes and among their kindred. 
Brave souls ! ye gave up your lives for others. Greater 
love hath no man than this that ho lay down his life for his 
country and his friends. ^ 

I was to <AvQ a general sketch of the events of the 19th. 
To other hands is left the task of filling in the details as 
to individuals, who and what they were and the part they 
took on that eventful day. 

But for the brave men of this and succeeding battles of 
the Itcvolution, we should not to-day have a country to 
love. Let us reniember the del)t we owe to these brave 
heroes and tell it to our children, that they in turn ma}^ 
tell it to their children, luid to their children's children, and 
thus may we keep theii- memory fresh and green — both 
now and in all time to come." 

The Secretai-y, Miss Sarah E. Hunt, then read a letter 
of regret, at enforced absence and sympathy with the ob- 
jects of the society, from Samuel A. Drake, the historian. 

Hon. Alden P. White of Danvers then read the following 
letter from John G. Whittier : 

Oak Knoll, April 16, 1891. 
Dear Miss Hunt: 

I iear that I shall not be able to be present at the 

meeting of the Danvers Historical Society on the 20th 

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terest, as it will reciill the heroism and self-sacrifice of the : . 

old historic town a century ago. Your society is doing a 
good and needed work, and it deserves the hearty support 
of all our citizens. 

I am very truly thy friend, 

John G. Whittieu. 

Mr. White also read a poem sent by the Quaker poet, 
written for a previous celebration of the Lexington Society. 
This poem, which has been published, was received with 
much applause. 

Mr. White also read a poem written f(jr the occasion by 
Miss Lucy Larcom. It was entitled "Jonathan and John," 
and was as follows: 

"Naow," said Jonathan to John, 

"Jest you let us folks alone! 

Haint we come across the sea 

Fur the peace o' the fainily? :; 

Th' Island there belongs to you; • .■ 

But it wouldn't hold us two. 

I growed up so mighty fast — /> 

Had to run away at last, 4 

So's to curry out God's plan ig , 

For the makln' of a man. ^1 
Naow we've found aout that we're free, 
Guess you'd better let us be !" 

John said, "Brother Jonathan '■ 

We have quite anothci plan. 

Yes, we let you come away '^ 

For our good, and you can stay 

On your big, bleak continent. 

If you will but be content 

Grinding up our rusty axes, | 

Felling forests, paying taxes. m 

We've the elder brother's right, f 

And the ruler's right of might. - 

Disrespectful younger son, 

Stick to your plow ! lay down your gun !" 

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"Njiow we know how fur it's gone— 

'Cording to tiie Bible words 

Plowshares ken be beat to swords. 

Guess we'll try it then ! All right! 

Come, let's have an even fight! 

See who'll beat! Nothin's so strong - 

As right is, wrastlin' 'vith what's wrong. 

There ! Don't let's shed no more blood ! 

Brother's qunrrels aint no good; 

Our'n forever 'nd ever ends ! 

Shake hands, John, and let's be friends." 

Mr. White also read a paper by Miss Hunt upon the 
life and character of Col. Jeremiah Page, in which the au- 
thor told of his early life, his eminent services to his coun- 
try, how he had raised and drilled his company and had 
them ready for action when the time came. Many inter- 
esting anecdotes were recalled, especially during the period 
of Governor Gage's occupancy of one of the rooms of the 
Colonel's house as an office, during his residence at the 
Collins' house in Danvers. How the Colonel had forbidden 
his wife using tea in the house and how she evaded with a 
woman's wit the command, by having her tea fight on the 
roof, and many other interesting matters. The paper re- 
ceived marked attention and great applause. At its close 
attention was called to tlie rapier and commissions of 
Colonel Page exhibited upon the platform. 

The next paper was b}^ D. Webster King of Boston, a 
native of Peabody, on Capt. Samuel Flint and Gen. Gideon 
Foster, both of whom led companies to Lexington. ]Mr. 
King is a descendant of these two heroes. A brief ab- 
stract is here presented : 

"Of the Flints who served in the Revolution, histoiy re- 
cords but two who were residents of Danvers, Samuel and 
William ; these were descendants respectively of two broth- 
ers, Thomas and William, who emigrated to Salem probably 
previous to 1G40. They were evidently in favor of Free 
Trade ; surely they were not High Protectionists ; what- 


ever may have been the degi'ee of loyalty of the English 
ancestors, it is evident that their descendants, in 1775, held 
slight respect for British rale. 

I have no record of Wm. Flint's connection with the 
battle of Lexington, but he was one of the soldiers from 
' Danvers engaged in the Revolutionary War. 

Captain Samuel Flint was in command of one of the ^ 
seven companies from Danvers which answered to llioir - 
country's call in the hour of peril, xVpril 19, 1775. It was :: 
rumored that Capt. Flint was among the slain, and his re- 
turn to his family and friends was a joyous surprise. He 
Avas, however, destined to die a soldier's death for on the | 

seventh of Octohci', 1777, at Stillwater, he was slain at the 
head of his company. An otHcer once asked him where J 

he should fmd him on a certain occasion ; his repi}' was 
worthy the proudest da^'s of Sparta : 'Where the encni}' 
is, there will 3'on (ind me.* Capt. Flint was pr()bal)ly the 
only connnissioned officer from Danvers killed in the Rev- 

Gen. Gideon Fos{er was born Feb. 13, 1748, in a house 
formerly standing jitthe corner of Foster and Lowell streets, 
Peabod3\ His father was Gideon Foster, a native of Ips- . 
wich, who had married L}'dia Goldthwait of Danvers. Gid- | 

on Foster mairied Marcia, dauirhtcr of D.aniel Jacobs, Oct. « 

6, 1750; their children were Gideon, tJolm, Marcia and v 

Lydia, none of whom married, so the family is now extinct. 

Gen. Foster was of a commanding and impressive bear- 
ing as I well rememl)er. Of the compimy drafted here he 

was chosen commander and the first time he led them to -^ 

face the enem}^ was on Sunday, the twenty-sixth of Feb., \i 

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1775, when Col. Leslie attempted to destro}^ the stores at \ 

Salem and Danvers. I (luote Gen. Foster's own words ~ I 

from his address fifty-six years ago: 'About ten days be- | 

fore, I had been chosen to connnand a company of minute I 

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now assembled and in about four bours from the time of 
meeting, they travelled on foot (full half the way upon 
the run) sixteen miles, and saluted the enemy. Three of 
them were slain upon that day. I alone remain to tell their . 

In 1792, Capt. Foster was promoted to the rank of 
Colonel ; in 1796, he was chosen Brigadier-General and in 
1801 he was elected Major General by the Legislature. 

Gen. Foster was probably the last surviving commis- 
sioned officer of the Revolution." 

Mr. King was followed hy Mr. A. T. Reed of Boston, 
who spoke upon Col. Israel Hutchinson, a leader of the 
company from Danvcrsport which saw the most severe 
lighting of any. 

Mr. Eben Putnam spoke as follows : 

"I have been asked to tell you something of 'Captains 
Edmund and John Put nam and others.' I shall conline 
myself to the Putnams, but were I to include amongst the 
'others' all of that name who were present at the Retreat 
of the British from Concord, or even those there from 
Danvei-s, 1 should be takini»- the time allotted to the more 
eloquent and interesting speakers yet tofollo^v. 

Before I pass to a more extended notice of those to 
whom such is due, it is meet that I indulge in a l)rief 
resume of the pail which the Putnam Family took on that 
memorable 19th of April. 

Unfortunately the tax lists of Danvers for 1775 are 
missing, but from those of 1773 I find that thirty-six by 
the name of Putnam, most of whom were heads of families, 
were taxed at that date; and in 1775 I lind that thirty- 
four Putnams marched from this town to Lcxinirton. 
Probably at that period there were about forty of this 
name in Danvers, capable of l)earing arms ; so itisevident 
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Upon the Lexington Alarm Lists at the State House 
may be seen the names of eighty-six Putnams, all of the 
Danvers family, who hastened to Lexington from various 
Massachusetts towns upon the alarm. Not all reached that 
place in tune to get a shot at the retreating British, but 
those from Danvers, Be verl 3^, Chelmsford, Reading, Med- 
ford and Sudbury did ; and of our Danvers men, you have 
alread}' heard how, in that fatal walled enclosure, Perley 
Putnam was killed and his brother Nathan severely 

These two young men were sons of Jonathan Putnam, 
a great, great grandson uf my emigrant ancestor. Perley 
was born on the 17th of jNIarch, 1754, and had but reached 
his 21st year. 

Nathan was his senior by not quite five years. These 
young men were in the Company of Israel Hutchinson, 
which had for its second lieutenant Enoch, son of Jethro 
Putnam, a meml)er of the same younger branch of the 
family, and who afterward rose by successive steps in the 
service to the grade of colonel. With them was also 
Tarrant Putnam, a second cousin of Enoch, and whose 
widow married Ca})tain Kol)ci-t Foster of Revolutionary 

Nathan Putnam ha<], in 1771, married the daughter of 
Dr. Amos Putnam, whose portrait hangs upon our walls. 

1 find but little mention of Nathan in after years except 
that he continued in the seiTice durino- the sie<re of Boston^ 
and at one time enjoyed the office of constable. He died 
in 1785. 

>LOST in the Battle of JSrcnotorny by Natlian rutnam, of Capt. Hutchinsou'B Com- 
pany, who uaB then l)a<lly Mounded, a; French Firelock, marked D, No. 6, with a 
niarkiiip: lion, on the llrcech. Said rutnam carried it to a crofs Koad near a mill. 
Whoever lias faid Gun in Poffcffion, is defired to return it to Col. Maufdeld of 
Lynn, or lo tlie Selectmen of Danvers*, and they lliall be rewarded for their Trouble. 

J)anv<TS, Mvy jd*\ 7775.— From Neio Kngland Chronicle or The Essex Gazette, 
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Still another T)rother was Jeremiah Putnam, afterward 
a captain in the 27th Foot Regiment, who served long and 
honorably in the war. A sister of these three l)rothers 
maiTied Henry Putnam, the son of another martyr to Lib- 
ertj^ on that eventful day. The father of this Plenry bore 
the same name as his son, and was at this time livinii" in 
Medford, in that part near Charlestown, where at one 
time he kept school. He was a veteran of Louisburg, a 
man of experience in military matters and had earned the 
commission of lieutenant which he held durino' the Louis- 
burg Expedition. Although cxem].)t from military duty 
he accompanied the troops to Lexington and fell in action. 
His sword which he carried at Louis])uri>' and other mili- 
taiy trappings are in the possession of his descendants. 
The son Henrv bad marched as a first lieutenant in Jere- 
miah Page's company and was quite badly wounded (a 
fact not mentioned in any of the clironicles of tlie light) and 
remained at ^ledford, where his wife joined him. Upon 
the morning of the 17th of June, she drove him to the foot 
of Bunker Hill, and he did <rood service on that and other 
occasions, as he served throuiihout the sie£>e. 

Deacon Ednmnd Putnam who so gallantly led his band 
of minute men, or more properly speaking, Alarm List, 
Avas the son of John Putnam and a o:reat-«'reat-«:randson 
of the first John, throui>h his second son Nathaniel, and 
was born 27 June, 1725. Deacon Edmund was a man of 
great strength, both mentally and physically, and his 
character was so highly esteemed that the minister, llev. 
IMr. Batch, did not hesitate to take a subordinate position 
in his company. 

At the time of the Lexin^^ton Alarm Deacon Edmund 
was living in the old Daniel Ilea house, still standing on K:, 

the road to Putnamville, althouizh at one time he lived 
ovcr^the line in Topsfield. 



In his company were Ensign Tarrant Putnam, Sergeant 
Benjamin Putnam, and Priyate Aaron Putnam all of the 
tribe of Nathaniel and near neigh1)ors of their captain. , 

Benjamin and Aaron were credited with but one day's ' 

service. How this is, I do not understand, as it seems 1; 

improbable that they would have gone to Cam]>ridge and 
back on the same day, to say nothing of having taken 
pait in the battle. I 

Sergeant Benjamin had a son in Captain Jeremiah Page's 
company and Aaron's brother Phineas served in tlie com- 1 

pan}^ of Captain eTohn Putnam, the half-l)rother of Ed- 
mund. Ca})tain Jolni Putnam was born in 1720 and died 
in 1786. Pie was a man of irreat influence amonji: his 
ncigh])ors and was, I imagine, of a more pugnacious dis- . 

position than Ednuind. John Putnam as well as his ^■: 

brotlier Edmund, served the town in many capacities hav- 
ing often been selectman and on various important com- 
mittees. His title of caj)tain adhered to him through life, 
while that of his brother Ednuind speedily gave way to t 

his older, more diunilied and sober title of deacon. While ; 

Ca})tain Ednuind'sconii)any was one of the smallest of our i 

Danvers companies, that of John's was much larger. Among 1 

Captain John's men were Corporal Asa, likewise a deacon i 

in the First Church, Phineas, Enos, Joseph, and James I 

Phillips, a son of Dr. Amos Putnam. ^ 

Dciicon Edmund Putnam was one of the first to adopt ^ 

the Univcrsalist faith in the vicinity and among his de- i 

scendants may be reckoned one of the most prominent | 

Unitarian- divines. 'i 

We must not forget, that there were equally true and | 

brave men among the Loyalists of those days. A Dan- | 

vers man, James Putnam, had, previous to the Revolu- f 

tion, risen to high honor in the legal profession. lie ' I 

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tier, and there his brother Archelaus still lived at the out- 
break of the Revolution. 

Another brother, Dr. Ei)en Putnam, then lived in Sa- 
lem. All of these brothers were unjustly accused by the 
mob of being tories and suffered considerable annoy- 

The battle of Lexinc^ton lost James Putnam his exten- 
sive properties in Worcester, sent him a refugee to Eng- 
land and lost to Massachusetts the best lawyer of the time, 
one to whom the patriot Adams owed much of his legal 
ability. His letters in my possession tell of the most 
sincere love for his country. Both of his l)rothers regained 
the confidence of their fellow-citizens, and each in his own 
way served his country. 

Another Danvers man has been deeply wronged by 
tradition and I cannot close without correctins^ the mis- 
take. Timothy Putuam is said by our town historian in 
the History of Essex Count}', to have left his native hill- 
side and lied, a tory, to Nova Scotia. 

In /rtd, Timothy Putnam died here in 1750 and his 
widow, who had previously been the wife of Caleb Putnam, 
married Richard Upham and i;i 17G1, with her family of 
young sons removed to Truro, Nova Scotia, and there the 
sons founded a flourishing branch of the Putnam famil}', 
who mistakenly pride themselves upon being descended 
from refugees. 

I have not told you of the young son of Major Ezra 
Putnam who, aged 10, went as a drummer to Lexington 
and served throughout the siege, nor of the boy Amos 
Putnam, son of a Danvers man, who had settled in New 
Salem. This boy who died of exhaustion on the rapid 
march to Lexington, is to be honored as much as his more 
fortunate cousin, Perlcy, who fell by British bullets. 

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the evacuation of Boston, for over one hundred of its mem- |i 

bers served in the Continental Arm}^ and in the second 
great war of Liberty, there were at least three hundred 
bearing the name amongst the ^ Boys in Blue,' and tlie 
record is not yet complete." |l 

Doctor Putnam then introduced Hon. Robert S. Rantoul, |: 

Mayor of Salem, who spoke as follows : 

"Many of the acts of our lives are well enough forgotten,. J 

not that the}^ are in themselves bad or mean, or necessarily | 

selfish, but that they are trivial and have no ultimate re- J 

suits. Tiic}^ })i'()dnce no ri[)ple upon the currenl of human i 

events. But now and then a areat historic event occurs, 1 

and when that hai)pens, such an event as we are here to- % 

day to commemorate, it is a thing not to be forgotten, 4 

but to be perpetuated and kept in memory to the remotest ^■ 

time. Therefore it is not only a pleasure but a solenm 
duty to attend an occasion like this, and to help in ever}' 
way in our power to hand down to our posterity the recol- I 

lections of the virtues and excellences of our ancestry. 
Had there been time, I should h:ive tried to emphasize this 
single view of the extraordinary transactions of the day f 

which we arc now celebrating — a view of the extremely 1.: 

homely, domestic, personal character of this encounter at ^ ! 

Lexington. It always seems to me to be a hand-to-hand - | 

light of the nations. The relations of the colonists to the 
representatives of the British government were so peculiar, .. 

so intimate, the colonists were such thorouirh-<]:oim? law 
and order men, conservative in every fibre, respecting the 
law, desiring to obey the law, respecting the emissaries of 
the law who had been sent here to govern them, that the 
colonists who stood on Lexington Common had a terril)le 
task to bring their minds to the position in which they 
found themselves th;it diiy. The very muskets wiiich they 

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took to defend themselves with were known as 'Kinsr's 
arms.' They were fighting at their own thresholds, be- 
hind their own stone fences, in presence of their own fam- 
ilies and children ; they were fighting at Concord Bridge 
with' their own venerated pastor looking from his own |'. 

study window upon his own parishioners to see them quit [ 

themselves like men, as they did on that glorious occasion. r I 

There was none of the flauntinof of banners and the blare ^: 

of trumpets and the excitement and chivalry and romance j 

which carries vouns: men off on a march with an army to ^ 

attack a distant or foreign enemy. If there was any of it, 
it was on the Uritish &ide. I think the feelini>' those men 
had in their minds was not so much asfirressive as conser- 
vative. I think they felt they were driven to the wall, I 

that they were cornered, that there was no escape consist- ' 

ent with self-respect and the preservation of the rights of \ 

Englishmen from the dilemma in which the British gov- 
ernment had })laced them. Therefore they resolved that 
the last price — the price of blood — was not too great a 
price to pay for the liberties of Englishmen. It is not 
reasonable to suppose that they saw very clearly the vast 
dimensions of the stru<i<2:le whicl was before them or the 
results which were to follow. It is idle to think that they 
were fighting for a nation as wide as a continent, spanning 
from one ocean to another, or anything of that sort. I 
think that they studied out from Blackstone their lei^^al 
rights as p]nglishmen, and I think that 'they knew their 
rights, and knowing, dare maintain. '" 

The afternoon exercises came to a close with the sing- 
ing of "America." 

At the su})pcr Rev. Edward G. Porter, in response to 
Dr. Putnam's remarks, said: 

'T believe that the organization of your society is the be- i^ , 

ginning of a new era in the matter of patriotism. Of course. 

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we have always been patriotic in Lexington, but since the 
formation of our Historical Society, we have been fairly 
bubbling with patriotism. Many good things are coming 
from this society. There will be more frequent celebrations 
of this glorious day. The scenes of the nineteenth of April |; 

will be depicted upon the canvas by future artists. You | 

can instruct the people as to the events of the nineteenth 
of April. The amount of ignorance prevailing in regard 
to it is amazinof. Everv recurrin<]^ vear is 2:oin2^ to make 
the nineteenth of April more and more interesting to the 
rest of the world. The events of tiiat day are l)eing read 
about and contemplated more and more the wide world | 

over. I have never found an intelliicent Euiilishman who 
did not agree with us in the position that we took one 
hundred and sixteen years ago. There are in the Japa- 
nese public schools to-day, studying the English language, 
3,000,000 3'oung men who will soon be able to speak it I 

as well as you do. Go on in the good work that you have I 

here inaugurated." ^ 

At the conclusion of Mr. Porter's remarks adjourn- | 

mont was made to the Town Hall for the evenini; meetin;]^. I 

liev. Clarence Fowler of Randolph was the lirst speaker ji 

of the evening who told of the life and services of Ca})t. I 'i 

Samuel Page. Captain Page was held in high esteem for 
his couracre and hiirh moral character. Extracts of letters i 

written by him were read and the speaker closed by refer- | 

ring in a most touching manner to the help he had received | 

from Miss Harriet Fowler in the preparation of this paper. | 

Mr. H. Chamberlain followed, who said : "' 

"What actuated the men of the Revolution in the course f | 

which they took? Was it actual taxation? No. Not , 

a penny was ever paid bj' them on an ounce of tea, not a ' 

penny was ever paid for a stamp under the stamp act. 
From Maine to Georgia, never was a cent taken out of the 

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pockets of the colonists by reason of the taxation of the 
British Government. What was it, then, against which 
they took up arms? It was against the principle of the 
right to tax as expressed in the stamp act and kindred 
measures. The marvel of all this matter to me is that 
3,000,000 of people should take up arms, not in conse- 
quence of what they suffered, but in consequence of what 
they apprehended ; not because it bore heavily upon them, 
but because of the right. There was a pi-inciple at stake 
which touched their patriotism, and a principle which 
touched their religion ; and for that they went to war, for 
that they sullercu hardships. A\lio were they? TJiey 
were men of clear intellii>ence and riii^ht thinking]:, of de- 
termined perseverance. They had thought this thing out, 
and they knew what their rights were. Those were the men 
to whom we ai'c so much indebted. 

AVhat was the course of instruction which so impressed 
those men of New England with a desire to vindicate their 
rights and to withstand and confront and linally to conquer 
the most colossal power of modern times? Patriotism 
was then, as it ought to be to-day and ibrever, a reh'gious 
sentiment with them. It was a ])art of their reliirion not 
to submit false princi})les in civil government any more than 
in religion or in church government. That lay at the foun- 
dation of their action." 

At the close of Mr. H. Chamberlain's address, the Grand 
Army Post entered the hall. They were greeted with 
ap})lausc, the entire audience standing. After they had 
stacked their arms and colors in front of the platform, 
President Putnam extended to them an eloquent welcome. 

Rev. James Fletcher of Acton, formerly for fifteen years 
a pastor in Dan vers, was the next speaker. lie said that 
he should speak from the Acton standpoint, which he did 
eloquently. He declared that the family records and the 

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family Bible said that he was born later than the nineteenth 
of April, 1775, but it always seemed to him that he must 
have been born on that day. It did not seem proper that 
an Acton man should have been boru on any other day. 
For over a hundred 3^ears the advent of the nineteenth of 
April had been celebrated in Acton. Both his grandfathers 
were at the Concord light. His father's father, James 
Fletcher, was sixteen years old that day. He was a vol- 
miteer in Capt. Davis's company, and afterward enlisted 
for the war and went throusfh it. His mother's father, 
Aaron Joues, was tweuty-one years old at the time of the 
Concord light. He was near Capt. Davis when he fell, 
saw the jet of blood leap from Davis's heart ten feet, and 
was inspired by the sight, as was every other man in the 
company who saw it. It was well for us to celebrate the 
nineteenth of April. Without it, there might not have 
been any Seventeenth of June ; without the Seventeenth 
of June there might not have been any Fourth of July, 
and without the Fourth of July there might not have been 
anv Stars and Stri|)es. No matter what Hoi'ies mij2:ht 
befall or come to this country, Davis would still hold his 
place at the North Bridge. 

President Capen of Tufts College was next presented. 
He said, in part : 

*'I have been wondering what my own connection is with 
all that has been said. I was not born in Essex County. 
I was not born in Middlesex county. I was born on the 
other side of the Neponset river, beyond the Blue Hills. 
And though I have a lievolutionary ancestry on both sides, 
so for as I know, I have no relationship, no kindred with 
any of the men who fought at Lexington and Concord. 
But it is enouii^h for one to be an American citizen to 
have contact with the day and the everits that 3'ou cele])rate. 
It is true that for sixteen years now I have had my resi- 

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dencG in that most historic spot in Massachusetts, in the 
new world. Every morning I may look out of my cham- | 

ber window before I rise from my bed and see that granite p 

shaft rising to greet the sun in his coming, which commem- i; 

orates one of the grandest and most historic acts in the I, 

history of mankind. And from another window 1 may ; 

survc}^ the road over which the British soldiers tramped 
on their way to Lexington, and see some of the points 
where the men of Essex county intercepted them on their h 

return at nightfall. No man can live there without breath- jl 

ing that atmosphere, without catching its inspiration, with- 
out havin<i: some of its "lorious memories stir within him, 
and without having the lessons of this noble past burned 
into his soul. 

What are some of those lessons? First, those men, . - 
thougli subjects of the British crown, had developed an \ 

independence which was entirely diilerent from English- . j 

men. They were thoroughly American. That is the les- . ' '■ \ 

son we want to learn here — to be thoroughly American. \ 

We welcome here the oppressed of all nations, but we want . • 

them to come leaving the old-world associations and mem- 
ories behind them, to cojne bee to tiHit under the llair, 
to educate their children here ; we want them to come here > 

prepared to enter into our ideas and institutions, and to 
help perpetuate them. 

The second lesson is the lesson of patriotism and love of 
country as distinguished from the spii-it of commercialism. 
The s})irit in our politics that would make business inter- I 

csts of more importance than the principles on which this \ 

Govcrmnent was founded — the principles of humanity, lib- [ji 

erty and justice — that s[)irit is the danger that besets us, was 
the peril that surrounded us before the AVar of the Ivebel- 
lion and that compelled these brave men whom I see 
before me belonging to this Grand Army post to go to the 




war. We want to put into the foreground the spirit of 
patriotism that was so admirably illustrated by these men 
of the Revolution." -I 

Dr. A. P. Putnam then read the following poem, which J 

he had written expressly for the occasion : 

Our Heroes of 1775 and our "Boys in Blue." 


By Rev. A. P. Pu^rNAM, D.D. 

One April morn fleet tidings came, 

That, out New England's dear old town, 

The Red-coats^ proud and gay, had marched 
To serve by guilty deeds the Crown. 

Our fathers heard the warning cry, 

Seized sword and gun with eager hand, 

Quick left the plough and bench and hearth. 
And flew like lightning o'er the land. 

No storied past, of Greece or Rome, 
Can tell the talc of nobler braves 

Than Danvers men, who "ran" that day, 
Tofighf; nor feared untimely graves. 

Stern, dauntless Captain Flint, he said ; — 
^' Where face f he foe, thcTC I am found :^^ 

Dyed with their blood yon Cambridge heights, 
And, with his own, Stillwater's ground. 

See here the battered steel he flashed, 

The gory belt that girt him fast. 
As there he led his comrades on, 

A gallant hero, too, was Webb, 

Nor deemed his nuptial suit too fine. 

In which to act a soldier's part, 

And pour his gifts at Freedom's shrine ; 


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But donned his best, and kissed his bride, 

And sped to make the sacrifice, — 
The wedding garb his glory shroud, 

The fatal ball his pearl of price. 

And Spartan mothers still were here, 

Who counted not the loss or pain. 
But bade their fair and valiant sons, 

"Come with the shield or on it slain." 

Dame Quaker Southwick scorned to share 

With "men of war" her basket store ; 
Yet swift her heart outran her creed, 

And gave them all they asked, and more. 

For when dread hours that peril all. 

Arrive as there at Lexington, — 
Our discords vanish into air. 

And love of country maketh one. 

Oh ! Beauty of our Israel, 

Whose bloom so early suffered blight, 
And ye who from the victor's chase 

Returned to prosper still the Right, — 

No tongue of ours just meed can give. 

Nor granite shaft that art can raise ; 
The Nation is your monument, 

And Liberty shall sing your praise. 

Say, did ye bend from heaven and see 
The faith that armed our *'boys in blue," 

Who, when Rebellion struck the flag. 
And storm and darkness hid the view, 

Sprang to their feet and rushed to save 

The starry Union of their sires, 
Till impious and colossal wrongs 

Went down amidst consuming fires : 



Till smoke and cloud had cleared away, 
And stilled was cannon's thunderous roar, 

While high the banner of our joy 

In splendid triumph waved once more ? 

The wine press of our wo they trod, 

In winter cold and summer heat ; 
The broad expanse, the mountain pass, 

They tracked with sore, but patient feet. 

The weary toil, the sleepless watch, 

Tiie midnight damp, the fevered brain, 

The furious charge, the awful strife, 

And shot and sabre's quivering pain ; ■ 

Torn limbs whose comfort was the sod, 
Sad hearts that pined in dungeons drear, 

And crowded wards that dreamed of home. 
Nor saw its pitying angels near : — 

Here, too, the stripes that healed our hurt, 
'I'he Rock from which was hewn the State ; 

And here, as there, forever shine 
The names that now we celebrate. 

God give us grace to know full well, 

A\'ho sowed the seed that we might reap ; 

And, while eternal harvests grow. 
Let Memory her jewels keep. 

The hour for closing drinving ncjir, the programme was 
not fully carj-icd out, but brief and moiit interesting ad- 
dresses were made by the Ivev. C. A. Staples of Lexin*-^- 
ton and by Nathan A. J3ashby, Esq., of Peabody ; the for- 
mer al hided to the great services rendered by tiie American 
women , while the latter spoke especially of the services ren- 
dered by Capt. Caleb Lowe and Capt. Samuel Epes. The 
hour being very late Mr. ljushl)y felt called upon to shorten 


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'Mr. Husliby rca<l a most interesting; paiter before tlic monthly meeting of the 
Society. Monday, May i. in which he toM of the intimate relationship between tiie 
various Danvers men at Lexinj^ton, located the honies of tlie Pcabody men and 
traced llicir descent from the earlier settlers. The Society has seldom libtencd to 
a more instructive and entertaining account of old Danvers men. 



his account of these brave men. It is to be hoped, however, In 

that he will deliver the full address at some one of the 

monthly meetings of the Society. ^ I 

Rev. Charles B. Rice and Hon. A. P. White were to 
have addressed the meetinir but on account of the lateness 
of the hour withdrew. 

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Rev. S. H. Emery in the chair, who said : 

Members of tJie Old Colony Historieal Society and 
Visiting Friends: — All will be i)lca8cd to learn that < 
one of our members. Miss Alice C. Fletcher, whose ad- 
mirable ]);iper some years since on "The Mound Builders r 
of the West" is not foi-£r()tten, having been in the employ |' 
of the United States irovernment in comiection with her ■ j 
favorite Avork of studyiiiii the traditions and customs of I 
the various tril)e> of Indians, has recently been appointed || 
to the 'Tliaw Fellowship in the Pea])ody Museum," Har- ; . | 
vard University. This will enable her to pursue her ar- f'i 
chteoloirical studies more advantau'couslv than ever l)efore. 'i 
The jriver of tlie endowment fund, Mrs. Thaw of Pittsljurg, ':■ 
Pa., stipulated that the income of her gift of $30,000 •' 
should ])e })aid to Miss Fletcher, who thereby becomes a i; 
"Fellow" of the University, — the tirst woman, within our |' 
knowledire, to be thus honored. She is now in Wasliino- 
ton prei)aring an oflicial repoi-t of her governmental la))ors 

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and lias still some work to do in Idaho before entering ' | 

into the enjoyment of her new privileges. 

The president then introduced Lieut. James E. Seaver 
as the reader of a very interesting historic paper, of which 
we give a brief sketch as follows : 

Lieut. Seaver commenced by reading the military j 

records of the soldiers of Taunton from the arrival and | 

settlement of the first inhabitants from 1638 to 1690 ; with | 

the list of ofiicers conmiauding the lirst military company - 1 

of Taunton : I 

Captain William Pole, from March 5, 1628, to 1661. | 

James AVyatt, lieutenant, from 16G1 to July 5, 1661. 

Oliver Purchis, servinir as ensian under Lieutenant 
Wyatt, until his removal from Taunton, in 1659. 

George Macey, elected and conunissioned as lieutenant j, 

and in command of the company from June 7, 1665 
until 1690, bcimr connected with the first military com- 
liany of Taunton fifty years. 

Thomas Leonard, whose commission bore the same date, 
serving first as ensign, and then as captain, having for his 
subordinate officers: James Leonard, 2d, lieutenant; 
Henry Hodges, ensign, who was succeeded by Philip 
King, and Philip Iviug by James Leonard, 3d. 

Thomas Leonard was connected with the first military 
comiiany of Taunton for forty-eight years as a commis- 
sioned officer and subsequently major of the regiment of 
the county of Bristol . 

The commissioned officers with brief bi()gra})hical notes 
of the second, third and fourth military companies en- 
rolled during this period were given as follows : 

The second military comi)any of Taunton in the "North 
Purchase" under the connnand of Ca})tain George Leonard, 
Samuel Brintncll, lieutenant, Nicholas White, ensign. 

The third military company of Taunton under the com- 



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mand of Captain Heniy Hodges, Samuel Williams, lieu- 
tenant, Thomas Gilbeit, ensign. 

The fourth military company of Taunton in the "South | 

Purchase" under the command of Ca])tain Jarad Talbot. f • 

These companies were all in the Eegiment of Bristol j 

county and at the time under the command of Colonel j 

Nathaniel Byfield, who was a noted man in the colony. 
Speaker of the House of Eepresentatives, Member of the 
Council, Judge in Admiralty, and Judge of Probate of 
Bristol County. 

In addition to the foreaoinir early records, Lieut. Seaver 
has prepared with mucl] researcli and ex})ense the military 
records of Taunton officers and men in the Crown Point 
and Louisburg expeditions of 1745 and 1755, also in the 
Stirling events of King Philip's war, and the revolution 
in which Taunton soldiers participated. 


Stated meeting, AVedncsda}', May G. President Good- . 

ell in the chair. After the election of thirteen new mem- 
bers and other routine business, the Society listened to an 
essay by Dr. Andrew P. Pcabody, D.D., of Ilarvaid Col- ff;: 

lege on "Slavery as I saw it Fifty Years Ago." Hon. J 

Charles C. Coffin followed with remarks upon the same 

Dr. D. D. Slade presented to the Society the Account j, 

and Letter books of Henry Bromtield and Richard Clarke, 
nierchants of Boston, covering the years from 1740 to 'i' 


There were also presented to the Society a copy of 
Prince's Annals, first edition (1736) and Pencil Sketches 
of Mt. Vernon and Tomb of Washington, drawn about 


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The Goodwins of Hautford, Conn., descendants of I 

William and Ozias Goodwin. Compiled for James Junius I 

Goodwin, Hartford, Conn. Brown & Gross, 1891, 8vo, I 

pp. 798. 12 illustrations. 

The Goodwin izenealoiry presents the results of the com- 
bined searches of a number of the most learned and skilful 
genealogists. Mr. Hciuy Fitz-Gilbert Waters, Col. Joseph 
L.Chester, Rev. Augustus Jessopp, D.D., and Mr. Frank 
Farnsworth Starr, have each contributed their share in 
making this volume what it is. 

Mr. Goodwin states that he has based his work upon the M 

notes gathered by the Hon. Nathaniel Goodwin and Henry 
A. Goodwin these having been elaborated by ]Mr. Starr, 
Avho has also added a vast amount of new material and dis- 
played great skill in his arrangement. 

In huntin2: for the Eno;lish ancestrv of William and 
Ozias Goodwin, ]\lr. Goodwin first emplo^'cd Colonel 
Chester who, although a most skilful genealogist, failed to 
find any proofs of an English connection. Upon Colonel 
Chester's death, ]\Ir. Waters was requested to take the 
matter in hand; this he did upon the definite understand- 
ing that he should follow his own method of research, that 
which he has employed so successfully in his investiga- 
tions for the New Eufrk^nd Historic-Gencalo<2fical So- 

After consulting hundreds and thousands of wills, Hean- 
in^!^ of course nnicli interestinir and valuable information 
while so doing, ]\Ir. Waters at last hit the mark ; although 
]\Ir. Goodwin does not in his work claim that the line ofdc- : 
scent is fully proved, yet the circumstantial evidence is won- 
derfully strong. Fi'om this we find that Ozias married the 
daughter of Robert Woodward of Braintree and that his 





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brother "William was the son-iii-kiw of Robert White of 
Messing, a parish close by Braintree. This same White 
left a legacy to Mr. Richard Rogers, preacher at AVethers- 
field. Another link is the similarity of the signatures of 
William Goodwin of Bocking as affixed to the will of 
Moses AYall of Braintiee, as witness, and the signatures 
of Elder William Goodwin in New England. 

Robert White was also the father-in-law of Josepli Lum- 
mis of Braintree, the ancestor of the Connecticut famil)- of 
that name. Another significant fact is that of the marriage 
of Moses Wall to the widowed mother otJolm Talcott who 
was a companion of Elder William Goodwin in his migra- 
tion -to New England. 

These facts seem fully to identify William and Ozias as 
inhabitants of Braintree or its immediate vicinit}^, phice 
the parentage of their wives and point to the Goodwins of 
Blaxhall in Sulfolk, or of Bocking in Essex, as the family to 
Avhich they belong. 

The difficulty in making a connection seems to lie in the 
failure to trace the record of Thomas Goodwin of Bockinir 
who, about 15G1), lost the great propert}^ he had inherit- 
ed, and then with his brothers disappeared from view. Not 
until 1608, or thirty-nine years later, ^ does the name of 
Goodwin appear at Bocking in the person of Matthew 
Goodwin, who was a kinsman of AVilliam Goodwin the son- 
in-law of Robert White of Messing. 

It is satisfactory to know that Mr. Goodwin intends to 
work out this problem. 

In the American portion of the book Mr. Starr has fol- 
lowed a dillerent arirangement than is usually adopted. 
It has its merits but it is hardly to be reconnncnded ex- 
cept in special cases. Not oidy does Mr. Starr give the 
genealog}' of the Ilartfoi'd fannly but mentions the hrst 
few generations of other families by the name of Goodwin. 

The Indexes are very complete and the press work fully 
up to the usual high standard of the University Press. 

Town Records of Manchestek (Mass.) from 1718 to 
1760; as contained in the "Connnoners' Records," and 

*Tlic Hocking liecorUs have bccu lost since the report of the Record Coin mi s- 
Bioiiers in itwi-a. 

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the "Fourth Book of Town Records," 1736 to 1786. Vol. 
II. Salem, Salem Press Publishing and Printing Co., 
1891. 8vo, pp. 218. 

To those interested in preserving our early records this 
second volume of Manchester Town Records is a positive r 

encouragement showing, as it does, how a little money can : 

accomplish a great deal, when in the hands of a proper 
person. The town clerk, who is also one of the select- 
men, Mr. A. S- Jewett, had an appropriation of hut $400 
and, through the cooperation of the Salem Press Publish- 
ing and Printing Company, was enabled to copy and print 
these records, witlnn the appropi-iation. 

In the introduction ]\Ir. Jewett has outlined the pur- v„ 

pose of the old ''Commoners Records," portions of which 
are printed in this volume (1718-1769). 

Part II contains the Fourth Book of Records from 1736- 
1786, and in a prefatory note Mr. Jewett says, "as it 
would require some two hundred pnges to make a trans- .i i 

cript of the original R:itc Lists, it was thought best to print i 

but one in full, and in each succeeding year to add the ' 

new names. In that way the genealogist's labor would be 
lightened and nothing of importance omitted. Several 
constables' receipts were for the same reason not print- 

A good index accompanies the volume. 

We reconnnend these two volumes of printed records 
to towns moving in the matter of preserving their records. ; ■ 

Ancestry of Calvin Guild, Makgaret Taft, James 
HuMnniEYS and Rebecca Covell Mahtin, including 
over 100 surnames. 1620-1890. By Howard Redwood 
Guild. The Salem Press, 1891. pp. 42. ^;; : 

This pamphlet of ^Ir. Guild is a successful attempt to ,;i 

incorporate a history of one's ancestors in a small compjiss ^}; 

and in such a way as to show the various connecting links. ||'^ 

Four charts of ancestral lines accompany the book and 
enable one to place very readily any particular person in 
the arrangement. 

Mr. Guild has grouped his references at the end of his 
account of each family. We lind from these references 


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that not only has the author been a careful student of 
printed works bearing on the subject, but has also investi- 
gated the original records wherever possible. 

A very few misstatements will be found in the record, 
and in no case as far as we notice do they affect the value 
of the books. On page 32 we tind that Gregory Dexter 
was born IGIO, at Olney, Northampton Co. ; this should 
read Bucks. 

Mr. Guild closes ^vith a summary, showing what pro- 
portions of his ancestors have belonged to the various re- 
ligious sects ; number of portraits in existence and of whom ; 
average length of life (67jVo years) ; size of families and 
other statistics. 

We recommend this pam])hletto all inlorostcdin tracing 
their ancestry ; for, dealing as it does with so many differ- 
ent families, it ma^^ be of help to others and again the ar- 
rani^ement is one which we are sure will fmd favor with 

There are good indexes. A few copies are bound in 
cloth. The whole edition is limited. 

Vital Eecohd of Kho])e Island, 1G36~1850. First 
Seuies, BiJiTHS, Marriages and Deaths. By James 
N. Arnold. Vol. i, Kent County. Published under the 
auspices of the General Assembly, Providence, R. I., 
1891, 4to. 

Mr. Arnold is deserving of great praise for the unself- 
ish devotion he has shown in this work on Rhode Island 
Records, which has been a labor of years. 

The volume before us covers the towns of Warwick, 
Coventry, West and East Greenwich. The record books- 
of these towns need prompt attention from the authorities- 
as they are in a bad condition. 

The records of each town are given by themselves and 
under a separate pagination ; full indexes precede the 
v»'hole. In every case the original number of page and 
volume is given so that we can have instant verification if 

The plan is to give all the marriages in alphabetical 
order, and then the births and deaths. 


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It is to be hoped that Mr. Arnold will have the oppor- 
tunity to complete his great work and that sufficient sales 
of this volume will be made to partially recompense him 
for his labor. 

John Eliot and the In^diax Village at Natick. 
By Ekastus Worthingtox. This ten-page pamphlet is 
full of information relating to a very intercstini]: sub- 

The Salem Press Publishing and Printing CoMPANr 
have in })ress a narrative of the Salem Witchcrait by Mrs. 
Caroline E. Uph;im, the daufrhter-in-hiw of Hon. Charles 
W. Upham author of Salem Witchcraft. This narrative 
contains the salient points cu* the ii-reater work and will be 
especially welcome to the great majority of book-buyers 
iis it unites not only the qualities of accurac}' and cheap- 
ness, but is written in tlie most attractive style of the 
"Maiden Aunt" whose letters to the Satunlcuj Evening 
Gazette were read with such great avidity a iew }'ears 

In this smaller book will be found the same illustrations 
contained in the greater ^\'ork, which appeared in 1867 and 
which is now selling at $30. 

Our object in placing the smaller book upon the mar- 
ket is to meet the demand for a hand}^ reference book on 
Salem Witchcraft at a popular price. 

The book will be for sale at all book stores early in the 
summer in a convenient small octavo size, with handsome 
and appropriate binding. 

A subscription edition, limited to 250 copies, printed 
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from type it is advisable to subscribe at once. 


The April number of the N. E. Historical and 
Genealogical Kegister contains a complete roll of mem- 
bers, past and present, of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society. 
INIr. Waters i^ives us another interesting: batch of wills re- 
lalnig to Harvaid's benefactors. 

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The Hyde Park Historical Record, Vol. I, No. 1, 
April, 1891, published by the Hyde Park Historical 
Societ}', is at hand. We welcome this latest venture in 
our line and wish them abundant success. 

This opening number very appropriately' contains "Hj'de 
Park Births,'' commencinir with 1868. 

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An Account of the Reunion of the Descendants of 
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This little book is of especial interest to descendants of 
the Rev. Thomas Hooker, but others will find much of 
value in its pages. The editor has brought together sev- 
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which, the Historical Address delivered upon the celebra- 
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Less than two hundred coj^ies were printed and of these 
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Association. A few copies can be procured of the pub- 
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We wish to call the attention of all Interested in 
the preservation of our early town, county and parish 
records, to the attempt now being made by us, to 
get the various smaller towns to move In the direc- 
tion of the preservation, by trinting, of their records. 

To effect tins object, we make extremely liberal 
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hope to Interest the various towns sufficiently to 
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{Continued from page 182, Vol. T). 

Deaths in Truro from 1786 10 1828 inclusive, 

Newcomb, Robert, wife of, a. 74, Sept. 19, 1788. 
Jesse, wife of, a. 70, Dec. 14, 17S9. 
Jesse, a. 84, June 12, 1801. 
Robert, a. 80, ]\Iay 13, 1802. 

Elisha, inf. son of, a. 2, , 1809. 

Prudence, widow, a. 89, April 26, i8ri. 
Jesse, in his 40th year, March 25, 1826. 
Norris, George, a. about 21, died in North CaroHna, 

, 1815. 

Nye, Mary, dau. of Sih'anus, a. 3 y. 5 m., April 30, 
Silvanus, inf. son of Silvanus, July 25, 1820. 
Silvanus, a. 41, drowned near Woods End, Prov- 
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Oat, Benjamin, a. 60, mulatto, , 1808. 

Oliver, James, mulatto, lost at sea, Dec. — , 1788. 
Paine, Richard, a. 30, Sept. 4, 1787. 

James, child of, a. 18, Oct. 25, 1787. 

James, child of, a. 2, Jan. 14, 1789. 

Reliance Young, a. 30, May 19, 1789. 

James, wife of, a. 47", Oct. 9, 1789. 

Sarah, a. 32, I\Iay 10, 1790. 
• • !Maiy, widow, a. 66, June 5, 1790. 

Henry, inf. child of, IMay 6, 1790. 

Jedediah, a. 25, at sea, Aug. — , 1790. 

Isaiah, son of, ISIarch — , 1791. 

Joshua, son of, a. 10 m., July 30, 1791. '* 

Barnabas, son of, Aug. 27, 179 1. i 

Joshua, a. 28, lost at sea, Sept. 21, 179 1. 

Hugh, a. 22, lost at sea, Dec. — , 1793. | 

Benjamin, inf. dau. of, June — , 1794. 

Tyloses, a. 57, Sept. 15, 1794. 

Eliakim, lost at sea, Feb. 7, 1794. 

Thomas Cobb, lost at sea, Feb. 7, 1794. | 

Samuel, jr., child of, a. 2 y. 3 d., Oct. 29, 1795. ^ 

Hannah, jr., widow, a. 50, June 19, 1796. 

Jonathan, a. 34, lost at sea, Jan. 22, 1799. ^ 

Samuel, a. 81, Oct. 22, 1799. ;; 

James, a. 60, Dec. 10, 1799. | 

Elisha, son of. May 4, 1800. 

Betty, widow, a. 76, Jan. 11, 1801. 

Hannah, June 22, iSoi. 

Daniel, wf. of, a. 45, Sept. — , 1801. 

Daniel, a. 53, Jan. 25, 1802. 

Barnabas, inf. son of, April 9, 1802, 

Benjamin, inf. son of, April 12, 1S02. 

Elisha, dau. of, a. 4, May 7, 1802. 

Elisha, 3d, inf. son of, June i, 1803. 

Phineas, a. 75, June 23, 1803. 

Hannah, widow, a, 85, Oct 9, 1803. 

Mary, widow, a. 93, , 1804. 

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Paine, Elizabeth, a. 64, Nov. 4, 1804. 

Samuel, inf. dan. of, a. 2, Jan. 31, 1805. 
Elisha, 2d, inf. dau. of, a. 14m., Nov. 19, 1807. 
Sarah, widow, a. 83, Dec. 27, 1807. 
Ehsha, 3d, inf. dau. of, a. 5m., March 23, 1809. 
Richard Higgins, a. 22, died of small-pox on his 

voyage home from Lisbon, July 15, 1810. 
Reliance, a. 72, Feb. 13, 181 2. 
Ephraim, wf. of, a. 34, May 16, i8i2» 
- Eleazer Higgins, son of Jesse, a. 9, Feb. 23, 1813. 
Henry, twin son of Elisha Paine, a. 15m., May 

14, 1815. 

Nathaniel, twin son of Elisha Paine, a. 15m., May 

15. 1815. 

Elizabeth, wf. of Hezekiah, a. 45, Jan. 16, 1816. 

Pauline, dau. of Elisha, jr., a. 2 years nearly, 
March 29, 18 16. 

Deborah, wf of Asa, May i, 1816. 

Sarah, widow, in her 90th year, April 12, 1817. 

Thomas, inf. dau. of, July 16, 18 18. 

Betty Lombard, dau. of Elisha Paine, a. 14m., 
July 2, 1820. 

Barnabas, in his 63d year, April 20, 182 1. 

Benjamin, 2d, son of, Aug. — , 182 1. . 

Joshua, a. 29, at Havanna, July — , 1S21. 

Elkanah, a. 44, Feb. 22, 1822. 

Solomon, dau. of, Aug. 13, 1822. 

Elkanah, a. 75, Nov. 15, 1822. 

Lydia, widow, a. SS, Jan. 3, 1825. 

Barzillai, dau. of, Jan. 6, 1826. 

Ephraim, son of, Sept. — , 1826. 

Richard, son of Richard, a. i8m., April — , 1828. 

John, son of Richard, a. 3, May 15, 1828. 

Barzillai, inf. son of, June — , 1828. 
Palmer, Mary, a. 41, Jan. 16, 1792. 

John, a. , at Boston, July 29, 1795. 

Peggy, a black woman of Nathaniel Dyer, a. 42, Sept. 
19, 1805. 


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Perry, Prince, inf. son of, I\Iarch 27, 1790. 

Prince, Aug. 4, 1791. 

Prince, a. , Aug. 4, 1804. 

Ruth, widow, Aug. 26, 1825. 
Peterson, John, son of, Sept. — , 1826. 
Pike, Leonard, Sept. 24, 1799. 

Pike, DeHverance, wf. of Leonard Pike, leaving three 
children, Oct. 16, 1799. 

John, a. 74, May 20, 1802. 

Capt. George, lost at sea, Jan. — , 1804. 

Rebecca Allen, widow of R. Pike, a. 17, Aug. 16, 

Elisha, a. 24, lost at sea on his home voyage from 
France, March 4, 1818. 
Pitcher, Dr., son of, of the Vineyard, I\Iay 4, 1787. 

Prince, Nathaniel, inf. son of, a. 3m. , 1816. 

Randall, Abner, inf. dau. of, a. i8m., June 19, 1792. 
Raymond, Priscilla, dau. of Francis, a. 7, Sept. 6, 1799. 
Remick, David, wf. of, a. 27, Oct. 14, 1803. 

Isaac, son of, , 1820. 

*' son of, Aug. — , 1 82 1. 
Rich, Obadiah, a. 72, April 7, 17S8. 

Susanna W., a. 17, Dec. 22, 1788. 

Isaac, wf. of, a. 38, "* June — , 1789. 

Isaiah, a. 47, May i, 1790. 

Isaac, inf. son of, July — , 1790. 

Isaac, son of the wf. of, a. 11, July 6, 1793. 

Matthias, in his 66th year, Aug. 11,. 1793. 

Ephraim Paine, a. 20, in the West Indies of the 
small-pox, Jan. — , 1794. 

Peter, a. 26, Feb. 11, 1795. 

John, 3d, inf. son of, a. 15m., April i, 1796. 

Abigail, widow, a. 76, Aug. 9, 1796. 

Capt. Elisha, a. ;^6, Aug. 12, 1796. 

Reuben, a. 23, in South Carolina, • , 1796. 

John, lost at sea, March 13, 1798. 

James, jr., son of, Oct. — , 1798. 

Richard, 4th, died at Havanna, , i 799. 

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Rich, Noah, died at Havanna, , 1 799. 

Samuel, a. 24, Feb. — , 1800. 

Nathaniel, son of, a. 14m., March — , 1800. 

Silvanus, a. 20, died at Surinam, , 1800. 

Richard, son of Richard 3d, a. 17, at Norfolk, 

, 1800. 

Heman, dau. of, Aug. 15, 1801. 
Zerviah, dau. of wid. Polly, a. 2, Sept. 12, 1801. 
Uriah, a. 78, Nov. 3, 1801. 
Uriah, jr., a. 26, at Havanna, Nov. 10, 1801. 
Jonathan, a. 56, April 19, 1803. 
. Ruth, widow, a. 80, June 26, 1803. 
Heman, wf. of, Nov. 17, 1803. 
John, jr., wf. of, Dec. 4, 1803. 

Nehemiah Somes, lost at sea, , 1804. 

Susanna, widow, a. 81, April 19, 1806. 

John, a. 73, April 20, 1806. 

Samuel, inf. child of, Nov. 19, 1806. 

Ruth, dau. of Ephraim, Sept. 26, 1807. 

Thomas Smith, a. 30, in Savannah, Nov. — , 1807. 

Ephraim, jr., inf. son of, March — , 1808. 

Ephraim, a. 60, April 23, 1808. 

Jesse, a. 77, Dec. 26, 1808. 

Ephraim D., son of, Feb. 7, iSio. 

Nathaniel, , 1810. 

Joshua, a. 58, May 28, 18 10. 

Obadiah, a. 35, died on his home voyage from 

Archangel in Russia, and buried on Staten 

Island, New York, Dec. 24, 1810. 
Deborah, a. 74, April 20, 181 1. 
Rebecca, widow, a. 70, Sept. — > 181 1. 
Richard, sr., wf. of, April 17, 181 2. 
Zaccheus, son of, Aug. 6, 18 13. 
Richard, a. 73, Dec. 20, 1813. 
Zaccheus, a. 32, drowned in coming home from 

Sandwich, Oct. 17, 18 14. 
Richard, 2d wife of, March 13, 1S16. 


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Rich, Richard, wf. of, ]\Iarch 19, 181 6. 

Betty, widow, a. 75, March 24, 18 16. 

Thomas, wf. of, a. 40, , 18 16. 

Elizabeth, wife of James, May i, 18 16. 

Henry, a. 45, left a widow and children, July 5, 

Richard, a. 76, suicide, IMay 20, 181 7. 
James, a. 66, Dec. 22, 181 7. 
Sarah, widow, a. 84, Oct. — , 18 18. 
William T., dau. of, a. 15, Oct. iS, 1820. 
Obadiah, son of, Feb. 17, 1822. 
IMatthias, son of, March 13, 1822. 
Heman Smith, a. 58, June iS, 1822. 
Freeman, wf. of, a. 37, July 15, 1825. 
Abigail, widow, a. about 80, Sept. 22, 1825. 
Ephraim, inf. dau. of, a. i8m., Sept. 29, 1825. 
Apphia, widow, in her 60th year, Jan. 12, 1826. 
Matthias, inf. of, June — , 1828. 
Jeremiah, widow of, a. 70, July 19, 1828. 
Rider, Samuel, inf. dau. of, July — , 1790. 

Obadiah, a. 17, at the South, , 1800. 

Samuel, a. 64, Dec. — , 1815. 
Savage, Dinah, widow, a. 81, May 8, 1788. 

Dinah, a. 67, Jan. 19^ 1816. 
Sawyer, Hector, a. 83y. 6m., a black man, Feb. i, 1807. 
Sears, George, wf. of, a. 72, April 19, 1794. 
Sellew, John, inf. son of, March 18, 1791. 
" inf. son of, March 19, 1791. 
Capt. John, inf. son of, a. 14m,, Sept. 16, 1795. 
John, wf. of, a. 44, Aug. i, 1800. 

Lewis Lombard, son of Asa, a. 4 y. 8m., , 

John, a. 74, Dec. 21, 1820. 
Shaw, Cornelius, a. 27, died at Havanna, June 12, 1809. 
Shed, Jedediah, inf. son of, a. i8m., June — , 1820. 
Skull, Josiah, a. 21, lost on his home voyage from the 
north of Europe, Feb. 5, 181 1. 

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Small, Samuel, son of, a. i8m , Dec. 7, 1786. 

Elizabeth, a. 26, March 26, 1787. 

Francis, inf. son of, Dec. i, 1787. 

Hannah, widow, a. 66, Feb. 8, 1791. 

Hix, wf. of, a. 66, March 16, 1793. 

Francis, a. 76, June 17, 1794. 

Alexander, inf. dau. of, a. 6 days, Jan. 4, 1795. 

Samuel, dau of, a. 9, Oct. 7, 1797. 

Samuel, a. 53, Sept. 30, 1800. 

Joseph, jr., a. 24, coming from the West Indies, 
Dec. 24, iSoi. 

Jesse, at sea, June — , 1804. 

Benjamin, a. 22, Dec. 7, 1805. 

Hix, a. 77, Dec. 11, 1805. 

Elizabeth, wf. of Francis, a. 77, Dec. — , 1805. 

John, a. 79, Feb. 18, 1806. 

Joshua, inf. son of, a. i week, June — , 1806. 

Rachel, a. 80, , 1806. 

Sarah, widow, a. 81, Dec. 31, 18 10. 

Isaac, a. 61, May 6, 1816. 

Elizabeth, wf. of Isaac, a. 56, May 23, 1816. 

Harvey, son of Samuel, a. 6, Nov. — , 1819. 

James, inf. dau. of, a. 9m., Oct. 23, 1822. 

Samuel, twin dau. of, a. i6m., Jan. 27, 1823. 

John, jr., son of John, drowned, July i, 1824. 

Sarah, wf. of Joseph, a. 73, March 5, 1825. 

Charles Henry, son of James, a. 2, April 21, 1826. 

Joseph, a. 78, June 2;^, 1828. 
Smith, Zerviah, dau. of Richard, a. 17, May 22, 1787. 

Gamaliel, a. 71, May 17, 1787. 

Thomas, son of Barzillai, a. 16, Dec. 27, 1788. 

Barzillai, a. 76, May 7, 1793. 

Mary, widow, a. 75, May 28, 1793. 

Thomas, a. 18, lost at sea, Dec. — , 1793. 

John, lost at sea, Feb. 7, 1 794. 

Barzillai, jr., a. 18, coming from the Grand Banks, 
Feb. — , 1794. 


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Smith, Gamaliel, jr., a. 7, July 28, 1795. 

Gamaliel, wf. of, a. 45, Aug. 15, 1795. 

Joseph, a. 13, died in the West Indies, June — , 

Archelaus, a. — , lost at sea, Dec. — , 1 796. 

Ephraim, eldest son of Archelaus, a. — , Dec. — , 

Elizabeth, widow, Nov. 24, 1797. 
Atkins, a. 19, Jan. 12, 1799. 
Gamaliel, a. 54, April 3, 1799. 
Elizabeth, widow, a. S2, Dec. i, 1802. 
Joshua Mayo, a. 34, July 24, 1806. 
Thomas, a. 21, lost at sea, Dec. — , 1S07. 
Barzillai, a. 62, Jan. 26, 1810. 
Samuel, son of Samuel, a. 9m., May i, 181 7. 
Mary, widow, a. 70, Dec. 2, 18 19. 
Phebe, wf. of Samuel, a. 23, July 17, 182 1. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Archelaus, Nov. 15, 1827. 
Snow, Leonard, son of Ambrose, jr., a. 14, Jan. 2, 1788. 
Ambrose, a. 69, Jan. 18, 1788. 
Ambrose, a. 41, Nov. 15, 1790. 
Ambrose, inf. son of, March 5, 1791. 
Samuel, a. 27, Sept. 17, 1791. 
Jonathan, inf. son of, a. 15m., Oct. 23, 1791. 
David, a. 60, May 25, 1792. 
Benjamin, a. 18, Dec. 6, 1793. 
Elisha, wf> of, a. 51, Oct. 18, 1794. 

Daniel, in Soutli Carolina, , 1 794. 

Dea. Anthony, in his 87th year, July 11, 1796. 
Anthony, jr., coming from the Grand Banks, 

Sept. 29, 1796. 
Betty, a. 25, in \Vaterto\vn, Oct. 6, 1796. 
John, inf. son of, a. 8w., Nov. 29, 1797. 
Silvanus, jr., a. 23, died in London, Jan. 27, 

Isaac, a. 23, died in New Providence, March 

18, 1799. 

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Snow, Richard, a. 28, Oct. 29, 1799. 

Josiah, a. 41, lost coming from the Grand Banks, 

Sept. 9, 1800. 
John, inf. son of, a. 7m., Oct. 21, 1800. 
Dea. Jonathan, a. 61, Nov. 13, 1801. 
Ehsha, a. 66, June 30, 1802. 
Solomon, a. 22, died at sea on passage from 

Baltimore to Charleston, April — , 1805. 
Ephraim, son of, Aug. — , 1805. 
Capt. John, died at Savannah, Sept. 11, 1805. 
Silvanus, a. 66, Sept. 17, 1806. 
Hannah, widow of Ambrose, May 23, 1807. 
Richard Rich, died at sea. (Jan. 13, 1809, 

gravestone), Jan. — , i8ro. 
Enoch, in his 20th year, lost at sea on his home 

voyage from Gottenburg in Sweden, Dec. 24, 

David, a. 53, Nov. 23, 1813. 
Betsey, wf. of Shubael, a. 34, leaving five sons 

and one daughter, the last an infant, and one 

dau. by her first husband Ephraim Lombard, 

Aug. 6, 1 8 14. 
Hannah, widow, a. 75, Feb, i, 18 16. 
Ruth, widow, a. 71, March 19, 1816. 
Huldah, wf. of Ambrose, a. 69, March 29, 1816. 
Dea. Anthony, a. 71, April 3, 1816. 
Thomasine, dau. of Capt. Jesse, a. 5, April 11, 

Thomasine, widow, a. 67, May 15, 1816. 
Deliverance, widow, a. 70, Feb. 19, 181 7. 
Mary, a. 25, Sept. 10, 181 7. 
Joseph, dau. of, Feb. 24, 1821. 

John, jr., died in the West Indies, , 1822. 

Ambrose, a. 78, July 17, 1823. 
Stephen, 54, Oct. i, 1823. 
Stephen, a. 26, March 21, 1824. 
Bethia, Sept. 23, 1824. 


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Snow, Keuben, master of a brig, lost at sea, Oct. i, 
Leonard, master of 
a schooner, lost 


at sea, V 

John, lost at sea, j 

Three brothers, Oct. i, 1825. 

Henry, lost at sea, -3 

Michael, dau. of, July 11, 1826. 

William Pitt, dau. of, Sept. — , 1826. 

Jemima, dau. of Joseph, a. ly. pmo., March 30, 

Hannah, wf. of Ephraim, a. 29, Aug. — , 1828. 
Stevens, Jolm, a. 63, Nov. 6, j 790. 

Richard, a. 80, Dec. 26, 1791. 

Levi, inf. dau. of, a. lyr., 11 m., Dec. 19, 1795. 

Richard, a. 20, lost at sea, June — , 1799. 

James, a. 32, died at Norfolk, Jan. 17, 1801. 

Betty, widow, a, 81, Nov. 9, 1807. 

Joanna, a. 66, Nov. 17, 18 16. 

Jeremiah, son of Henry, a. 20 m., — , 1820. 

John, inf. son of, a. about i day, June 30, 1820. 

Jonah, wf. of, a. 42, Aug. 5, 182 1. 

Levi, jr., a son of, Aug. — , 182 1. 

William, infant twin dau. of, Aug. 19, 1823. 

William, inflmt twin dau. of, Nov. 2, 1823. 

Mehitable, dau. of Levi, jr.. a. 3, Dec. 11, 1827. 

Sally Sellew, dau. of Bethia Stevens, a. 8m., June 
3, 1828. 
Train, John, inf. son of, a. 2, Aug. 24, 1813. 

" inf. dau. of, a. iim., Nov. 29, 18 13. 
Treat, Phebe, a. 44, non compos mentis, Jan. 14, 1789. 
Samuel, wf. of, a. 74, Nov. 23, 1789. 
Mary, widow, a. 95. No date given but probably 

March 19, 1791. 
Anne, dau. of Samuel, jr., a. 21, Sept. 13, 1793. 
Samuel, jr., inf. son of, a. 6m., Nov. — , 1793. 
Samuel, inf. dau. of, a. 5m., Nov. 2, 1795. 

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Treat, Benjamin, son of Samuel, a. 14, at Havanna, 


William, a. 18, at Havanna, , 1801. 

Silvanus, a. 24, from home, , 1801. 

Samuel, in his 86th year, Nov. i, 1805. 
Nathaniel, a. 77, April — , 1824. 
Anna, widow, a. over 70, March — , 1825. 
Trebow, John, lost on his passage to the Grand Banks, 

, 1818. 

Thayer, Dr. William, a. 55, Oct. 3, 1794. 

Rachel, Nov. — , 1826. 
Thomas, John, son of, July — , iSii. 

Theodore Lyman, son of John, a. 6, Sept. 6, 

John, a. 45, fell from a wharf in Boston, and 
was so injured that he died in a few hours. 
He left a wife and eight children, Feb. 2, 1816. 

Zephaniah, inf. dau. of, a. 22m., , 1825, 

" inf. son of, a. 11 m., May 9, 1827. 
Turner, Joseph, inf. son of, July — , 1790. 

Abraham Dyer, a. 17, Feb. 24, 1796. 
Watkins, Joseph, wf. of, a. 23, Aug. 22, 181 2. 
Webb, James, a. 24, died of small-pox in Carolina, 

, 1800. 

Bethia, widow, a. 73, Jan. 21, 1810. 
Wells, John, wf. of, a. 25, April 27, 1790. 
Francis, dau. of, July 12, 1820. 
Peter, a. 79, Dec. 3, 1823. 
Annah, widow, a. 78, July 21, 1825, 
White, Eliza, dau. of William, a. 4, Dec. 8, 18 17. 

Huldah, wf. of William, Sept. — , 1826. 
Whorff, Joseph, son of, 10 mo., July 2, 1791. 

Isaac, a. 38, Jan. 14, 1804. 
Wire, John, drowned, Feb. 23, 1809. 



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Duriiif^ a short visit in Bowdoinham on a <xenealoo-ical 
search, Iho \vrjter noticed a nianher of loose pages {ind ap- 
parently a part of an older volume of births, marriages 
and deaths than now in existence. At all events these 
pages (from the action of time and hard usage) are rap- 
idly losing their value as records. Already many words 
and dates near the edges and in some cases the entire 
corners have been destroyed. 

Of these jiages I made copies of as many as I had time, 
choosing those that were the worse for wear or the most 
likely to be lost. 

The town has within a few months^ lost by fire the first 
volume of Town Records, containing records from a date 
as early as, if not earlier, than, that of the incorporation 
of the town in 1762. 

There is a copy, in a later volume, of a few of the ear- 
lier births, marriages, and deaths and in another volume 
of births, marriages and deaths commencing in 1812, 
there is a copy of the ver}' earliest births and marriages 
brought forward from tlie first book of births. This latter 
book cannot now be found. 

The following is a copy of the first page as entered in 
1857, by Williams Smith then town clerk. 

» This was written in the suinnicr of 1800. 


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"A copy of the Record wliicli commenced A. D., 1759. 
Record of David & Mary Purington's Children. 

James S. Purington was born 17 Sept., 1759. 
Hezekiah " « « 2 Oct., 1761. 

Hannah " '' " 9 March, 1764. 

AVilliam « « " 2 Feb., 1767. 

Elihu, " « " 18 April, 1769. 

Thankful " « " 10 Aug., 1771. 

Record of Abraham & Elizabeth Prebles Children. 
Lucy, born 5 March, 1768. 
Dorcas, " 22 Sept., 1769. 
Abraham "17 March, 1772. 
Rebeker, " 13 Feb. 1774." 

The intentions of marriaije do not commence until 1777. 

The first marriage recorded is that of Mr. Joseph Sedg- 
ley to Miss Abigail Coombs, both of Bowdoinham, 16 ^hiy, 

The following list of l)irths is taken from the loose sheets 
mentioned ai)()ve and in the order [)ickcd up. A dotted 
line indicates a torn or effaced word, and a letter or word 
in brackets indicates a doubtful reading. 

"[Bow]d()inham Aprail ye 2 1786 

A Record of The Births of William Whitmore Chil- 

Mary Whitmore was Born Feb^ 2 1793. 
Sarah AVhitmore was Born Novl/ 27 1794 
Augstus and Luca Whitniore Born July 21 1796 
Francis Whitmore Born May 7, 1798 

Atestt Stephen Whitmore town Clark 
John Whitmore Born Febrauary — 20, 1800 
Rebeker AVhitmore Born march — 27, 1803 
Elizabeth Whitmore P.orn October— 23 180[7 ?] 
Bowdoinham March ye 18 1797 

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A Record of the Births of Hezekiah Parriton Children I i: 



Hezekiah Purrinlonjunr born march 21, 1784 I '^^ 

Rachel Purrinton born Decemb 18 — 1787 
Sally Purrinton born April 9 — 1790 


Abraham Purrinton born Feb^ 23 — 1792 
Rebecca Purrinton born August 16 1795 
Sinthey Purrinton born march 11, 1799 
David Purrinton Born March 5 — 1805 

Atestt Stephen Whitmore town Clark. 


ye first, 1775 

Births of Steph 

Cutler Wiiitmore was 

. . . Whitmore was born Sep 

. and William Whitmore, was born Jany 11 . . 
. •. neeis Whitmore was born Mar. 19, 1770." 
-John Whitmore I). Nov. 25, 1771. 
Natlian AYins ^yhitmoreb. Aug, 22, 1773. 
Benjamin AVhilmore, b. July 12, 1775. 
Mary Whitmore, b. 26 Oct. 1775. 
Mary Whitemore, b. 26 Oct. 1777 
Kohday Whitmore, b. 9 Feb. 1779. 
Sarah Whitmore, b. 12 Oct. 1782 
Andrew Whitmore, b. 16 Sept. 1785. 

"A Record of the Births of John Springers Cljildrcn." 

Johnb. 26 Aug. 1786 

Stephen Whitmore, b. 1 Aug. 1788 

Andrew, b. 20 June, 1791. 

]\Iary, b. 29 Jan. 179-. " •.=, 

Elizabeth, b. 1 Apr. 1795 ll; 

Abigail, b. 24 Oct. 1802 

Thomas, b. 13 Jan. 1804. *i' 




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"A Record of the Births of Zebulon Preble junr Chil- 

Jeremiah, b. 29 Dec. 1787. 
Hannah, b. 27 Oct. 1789. 
Martha, b. 6 June, 1792. 
Dennes b. 12 May, 1795. 
Sarah Perble b. 22 May, 1797. 
James b. 4 Feb. 1801. 

" .... The Births of 

[Mary ?] Purrinton b. July 

James b. Nov. . 

Martha b. Marcli 

Benjamin b.- 23 Mar. . . 

"Joseph Wheeler ^vho Mr Purrinton took Born Sepf ye 
26, 17—." 

"A Eecord of the births of Thomas llarward Cliildren " 

George, b. 7 Nov. 1775. 
Mary, b. 8 Sept. 1777. 
Hannah, b. 15 Aug. 1779. 
Sarah, b. 14 Feb. 1781. 
[L]etitia, b. 11 June, 1783. 
Poily, b. 16 June, 1785. 
AViliiam, b. 10 May, 1787. 
Thomas, b. 15 Mar. 1789. 
John, b. 15 Oct. 1790. 
Pegey, b. 5 Apr. 1793. 
Otis, b. 19 Apr. 1795. 

"A Record of the Births of William Whitmor[e] Chil- 
[dren] ." 

Stephen b. 5 Nov. 1793. 
Hepzibah b. 1.3 Feb. 1796. 
[Winchep Head] b. 2 May, 1798. 
Mary Winchep b. 20 Feb. 17 [— ]. 



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Rachel b. 24 Nov. 1801. 
True Gliten, b. 23 May, 1805. 
[E-n-lor] Sephronia, b. 2 Sept. 1807. 
William b. 11 Feb. 1810. 
■ Abigail Chamberlain b. 5 March, 1813. 
Byramb. 22 May, 1815. 
Dexter b. 1 Feb. 1818. 

'"A Record of the Births of Phiiieas Wiggiii Chiklren." 
Polly b. 30 Sept. 1788. 
Samuel b. 26 Feb. 1790. 
Rebacah b. 23 Oct. 1791. 
Rufus b. 29 Oct. 1792. 
Preble b. 26 May, 1796. 

"Children of Merrill and Hannah Wiggin." 
Anfjjeline In^^als b. 1 March, 1834. 

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Olivia Lucett b. 17 April, 1836. 

"Departed this life Ralph Yarnam Novr 2, 1815 at Bow- 
doin ham" [marked " error."] 

Nancy Ann King Yarnam daughter of Capt. Wariton 
S. Yarnam & Betsy his wife b. Dec. 20, 1814. Nathan 
E. son of ditto born 31 March 1817. Solomon Eaton, 
son of ditto born 18 Nov. 1811. 

"A Record of the Births of Nathan Hatches Children." 

Mary, b. 4 March, 1788. 

William, b. 4 Sept., 1790. 

Prudence, b. 28 I\larch, 1793. 

Lydia, b. 16 Oct., 1795. 

Nathan, b. 23 March, 1798. 

[Cn]sthing, b. 9 March, 1802. i: 

Stephen, b. 3 Jan., 1804. ;, 

"Theodoshus," b. 7 Feb., 1805. '"' 

"A Record of the Births of Jacob Ilathorn's children :" 

Jacob, b. 13 Sept. 1790. 

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Zenas, b. 24 March, 1792. _ :|' 

Eimece, b. 10 Feb., 1794. ; i| 

Susanna, b. 10 March, 1796. /ll, 

Benjaman, b. 3 Sept. 1799. if 

Josiah, b. 12 June, 1802. v' 

" A Record of the Births of Wanton Stover Varnam 'U | 


Ruth, b. 13 Jan., 1797. . if 

Abigal, b. 29 Aug. 1798. 

Zibea, b. 1 June, 1800. 

Wanton, b. 29 Sept., 1802., 

Betssey, b. 21 Oct. 1803. ; 

Wanton, b. 12 March, 1805. 

Eliz\ b. 27 Jan., 1807. 

Rolen, b. 28 June, 1808. 

Joseph, b. 24 July, 1810.. 

"A Record of the Bh'ths of Zcuas Hatch Children." 

Zenas Hatch, b. October 10, 1796. 

Benj. Hatch, b. December 26, 1798. "^^ 

Elijah Crooker Hatch, b. October 30, 1804. 

Aldcn Hatch, b. May 3, 1808. 

" A Record of the Births of Ebnezer and Abigal Ma- 
coniber Children." 

Phebe, b. Jan. 15, 1791. 

Elinor, b. Mar. 15, 1793. 

Salley, b. Oct. 20, 1794. _ .. "' 

Rachael, b. Sept. 12, 1796. 

Lydia, b. Aug. 17, 1798. 

Jaue, b. Apr. 7, 1800. 

Jas. Robcrson, b. Apr. 14, 1802. 

Urial IL, b. Jan. 24, 1804. 

Loring, b. Dec. 28, 1805. 


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Hariet, b. March 9, 1808. 
Caroline, b. Jan. 12, 1810. 

" A Eecord of the Births of Samuel C. Coombs Children." 

Hannah, b. March 14, 1789. 
, Lydia, b. Nov. 24, 1793. 
Susannah, b. July 4, 1794. 
James, b. Nov. 12, 1795. 

Elizabeth, b. Jan. 14, 1801. 

"A Record of tlie Births of Amasa & Lydia Eoss Children." 

James, b. Feb. 25, 1802. 
Thomas, b. June 10, 1803. 
Jane, b. Dec. IG, 1804. 
Eobert, b. March 23, 1807. 
John, b. Feb. 6, 1809. 

" A Eecord of the Births of Josiah & Sarah Colbey 

Lewis, b. Aug. 16, 1808. 

"A Eecord of the Births of William Sampson Children." 

Cassandra, b. Anir. 10, 1804. 
Conor, b. June 10, 1808. 

"A Eecord of the Births of Henry and Jane Fisher ChiL hli. 

dren." |i'''':| 

Asa, b. April 10, 1789. f 3 

Eachcl D., b. March 30, 1791. ■ 

Jane, b. June 30, 1793. ' | 

William, b. Aivj-. 14, 1795. f 

Anna, b. Sept. 4, 1797. | 

Henry, b. March G, 1800. : i ■ 

Jeremiah, 1). May 16, 1802. | 

James D., b. April 16, 1801. ^ I 

John W., b. April 23, 1806. ' f 

Loring, b. July 15, 1808. I 

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In Memory of 

Mr. Jonathan Archer 

Ob. June 1, 1800 

JEt. 54. 


THE Body OF 

M^. JoN^> Akciii:i: 

DIED July 16^'^ 1746 

IN THE 76^'- Year 


In INIcmor}' of 

Melictable Archer 

wife of Mr. Jonatlum 

Archer^".""' who (in the 

midst of her nsefuhiess) 

died Dec. P^- 1791, 

in the 42*} Year 

of her Aire. 

Here lies Interr'd " 

the Bod^' of 


died June lO'M 772 

in til e Co'^ Year 

of his Age. 

In Menior^^ of 

ivife of 

Mr. Geo. Archer 

Oy Oct. 25, 1800 

in the 24^i' Year 

of her Age. 

In INIemory of 
M^^ Hannah Aucn'^iR 

wife of M^. 

Nathaniel Aucher 

who died May 21,1767 

Aged 53 Years 

- & 9 Months 






LIFE MAY Y« 10^^ 

1713 AGED 


Y^ 23^1 OE SEPt 1720 

Margaret H. Asliton 

^Yi^e of 

Francis P. Asliloii 

Formerly widow of the late 

Benjamin Bray 

Born Aug. 24, 1775 

Died July G, 1819. 

Erected by her Children. 

In Memory of 

Judith Archer 

daughter of Capt. George & Mrs. Judith Archer 

Ob! March 14, 1801 

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Aged. 5 Years. 





Y« 12tii 1709. 

Here L3'etb y^ Bod}^ 

of M^ Joseph Allen 

Who Died April 

ye 19"^ 1718 in y« 

67 year of his 


I ■;!f;:i'! ,;i 

In Memory 

ofMr!MAT?Y Adams 

wife of M! John Adams, 

who died June 25^'* 

1785; Aged 22 years. 

Also Joseph Ililliard 

Adams son of M'. John 

Adams, who died June 

21f* 1785 : Aged 1 year. 


To tlie Memory of 



Mr. Samuel Allen, 

& Daughter of 

Joseph & Mary Saul, 

Who died July 31, 1821, 

Aged 20 years. 

Why do ice viourn departing friends 
Or shake at death's alarms ; 

'Tis but the voice that Jesus sends 
2b call them to his arms. 


LIFE AUG. 13, 1825, 
FEB. 28, 1815 

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DIED MARCH y^ 10^^^ 170|. 

In Memory of 

Miss Catharine S. 
who died 
July 30, 1836 
aged 28 years. 

ALLEN 1795. 


Here Lyes tlie body 

of Joseph Andrew 

who died July 

the 28 1732, in 

the 75 3'ear 

of his Age. 

In IMemory of 
Catherine Andrews 
Obt. July 5th 1797 
JEt. 25 Years. 

Farewell my friends, dry up your 

I must lie litre till Christ appears, 


loidow of 



March 12, 1851 

aged 68 yrs. 

& 3 mos. 

In Memory of 
Jonathan Andrew, 
who died 
April 18, 1814 

Aged 71. 

&5 M" DIED IAN-' 
UARY, y^' 3, 1G88. 


To the Memory of 

Mary Andrew, 

Relict of 

Jonathan Andrew, 

Born March 30!^ 1739, 

Died Jan. 17, 1820; 

Aged 81 Years. 

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Here lies buried 

The body of 

Mf Jonathan Andrew 

Who departed this life 

May 16"! 1781 

Aged 43 Years. 

Here Lyes Buried 

the Body of M"* 

Nathaniel Andrew, 

"Who Departed this Life 

Fel)'-> the 4.^'^ 1762 in y<^ 

57 Year of His Age. 

In Memory of 

Nathaniel Andrew, 

son of Jon^ & Mary Andrew 

who died Oct. 22'^ 1795 

Aged 18 Years. 

Here Lj'es Buried 

The Body of 

' M" INIar}' Andrew 

wife to INI^ Natli! Andrew 

who Died Oct'" y^^ o'^ 

1747 iny^39^'' Year 

of Her Age.. 

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Here lyetli y^" body 

of Natli'l Andrew 

Son of NathJ & iNIary 

Andrew, born June 11^'^ 

1731 died JMarch 

the 20^'^ 173J-. 

Y^ too Children of Nat : & Mary Andrew. 

Abigail Andrew Josepli Andrew 

born Fcbr^' ^ born Febr>' 

y« 7 died y« . y« 7, died y^' 

25, 173'/,. 16^'' 1737,. 

In Memory of 

Eliza Anderson 

Dau*'' of M'" Benjamin and 

M^^ Eliza Anderson 

of Boston 

who died Nov'^' 27^^ 1801 

Aged 7 months & 15 days. 

< M 1 / 



In Memory of 

]NP^ Anna Appleton 

wife of M'' Will'" Appleton 

who died June ^^^ 1795 

Aged 23 Years. 

William Appleton 

(Son of Will'" & Anna Appleton) 

died Sept jsi. 1795 

Aged 16 months & 7 Days. 

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In Memory of 

Mr. William Ap[)leton, 

who died 

Sept 23, 18-22, 

Aged 57 years. 

Also, his Wife 

Mrs. Tamesin Appleton, 

who died 

Jan. 27, 1850 

Aged 81 years. 

Abigail Archer 
wife of Jona. Archer 
Died Oct. 8, 1738 
in her 67'*^ Year. . 

In Memor}^ of 

wife ofjon^ Aslthy jr, 

Ob^ Sept. 24, 1807 

Mi, 34. 

Death- thou hast conquered me 
1 by thy dart am slain, 

But Christ has conquered thee 
And 1 shall rise again. 

In Memory of 
Mrs. Polly loife of 
Mr. David Asiiuy 
who died 
April 3, 1789 
Mi. 31. 

In faith she dy\l, in dust she lies, 
But faitli foresees tliat dust shall rise, 

When Jesus calls, while hope assumes, 
Aud bost^ lier joy auioug the tombs. 
» boast ( ?) 



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In Memoiy of 
Mr Jonathan Asiiby 
Ob.* Nov. 15, 1797 
Depart mil friends, dry up your tears. 
Here I must lie till Christ ap^iears. 


In Memory of 

Sally Asiiby 

daugJitero/M: Jon"!: J"^- 

& Mrs. Sally Aslthy wJio 

died Oct. lO?"^ 1796 

Aged 3 Years 

7 Months & 

G Days. 

Sleep on my Bahe^ 
Sleep here at rest, 

God calVd thee horn 
And thou'jht it best. 

Jonathan Asliby .... 
Dec° Jany 22 

Here lies buried 

the Body of 


Widow of 

Cap* willia:\i brown 

who departed, this Life 

2V^ day of June A. D. 1781 

JEt. 70. 

Elizabeth Beckct 

Mary W. Becket 

Died Dec. 12, 184G, 

Aged 47 yrs. 

Hannah Beckett, 

Widow of 

W"^ Beckett 

Died Jan. 23, 1855 

Aged 77 3TS. 

Hannah Beckett 

Died Feb. 12, 1873, 

Aged 09 3TS. 

[foot stone]. 

* Brokea stone. 


llToritm [Torab.] 

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Inscribed by bis Family 1 

To the Memory of 
Ezra Bdrkill, 
who was born at L3'nn 

May 10^'^ 1746 | 

and died at Salem 


June 15^^- 179G " | 


In Memory of f 
Mrs. Anna Burrill 

wife of . . i 

Mr. Ezra Biirrill V | 

who died Sept. 14^^^ 1792 ^ :- I 

Ased 46 Years. ' s 

The happ!/ soul that conquers sin, ^ 

Shall everlasting glory win ; > 

Shall see the end of v:ar <JD pain, I 

And with the King of glory reign i 


In INIemory of i 


wife of Mr. Alden Burrill "I 

Ob! March 15"^ 1800 | 

iEt. 46 I 



In Memory of . . - 

Priscilla Brii;<i:s 

relict of 

Ccq^t. Johnson Brlggs J 

who died | 

Sept. 10, 1829 .- 


aged 52 years. f 




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WHO dp:parted this life 






ye 19th OF FEBRUARY . 

Here Lyeth . . . . . 

M^ Robert Brookhouse 

[foot stone] 



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Each insertion is repeated in our next number free of cost. ^ 

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into comiaunk-iiion with one anotliLT. . , 

All notes upon subjects of interest to our readers will be gratefully < 
received and will be inserted in this department. Address Box 286, 
Salem, 31a ss. 

We shall keep a record of Genealogies in i)rcparation which we shall u 

publish in each number. To add to the completeness of our list, in- * 

formation regarding such work, as also town and county histories in | 

« preparation, is solicited. ^ I 

1. TAl^LEV. Mr. Ebon Putnam is compiling a genealogy of the de- ^ 
scendants of JManslield Tapley who died in Charlestown about ] 732, | 
and who was probably born in England about 1080. Ilis brother Kich- { 
ard was a seaman on board of the frigate Rose, and died in 171."). i 

All descendants of Manstield and ^lary (Johnson) Tapley are re- ^^ 

quested to send to 'Mr. Putnam any information in their possession re- ^ 

lating to this family. There are dcs'jendants in northern Ncav \ ork, | 

who have occasionally s])elt th 'ir name Tojiping or Tapling, — all such | 

are invited to correspond with Mr. I'utnam. " 1 

The Genealogy will commence in some future number of tlie IvKcokd. 

2. TUCKER. Any information regai-ding Ezra Tucker, of Ilopkin- 4 
ton, N. II., 177G, or his descendants, Avill be gratefully acknowledged. 

8. PUTN.\IM. Mr. Eben Putnam has prepared a genealogy of the 

Putnam family in England and Anuric.i, which is soon to go to press. I 

All i)ersons having records relating to this family are respectfully I 

invited to correspond Avith Mr. I'utnam, and memi>ers of the family, a 

not already in receipt of genealogical blanks of record, arc requested ' 

to send for them. InformatioTi reunrding any pai'ticular line will be ••-; 

cheerfully given. E. Putnam, liox 28G, Salem, Mass. 5 


9. M00i?S. A genealogy of this family is contemplated, especially I 
of the branches s<-ttled in New llanii)^liire. Any information or ad- I 
dresses sliould be sent to Mr. Euk.n Putnam, Eox 28G, Salem, Mass. -j 

10. PUTNAM or POUTMAN of All)any. Descendants of Jan Pout- ! 
man of Albany, N. Y., ICCO. are requested to correspond with Mr. E. ■ 
I'UTNAM, JJox 2.s(;, Salem, Mass. i 

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65. ORDWAY. It is generally understood that James and Abner 
Ordway, supposed to be brothers, and probably a sister Sara, came to 
this country, according to tradition, between 1G35 and 1640 from Eng- 
land or Wales. Can anyone give positive and accurate information on 
this point? The relationship between James and xVbner? From ^Yhat 
place in England or Wales they emigrated, on what vessel they em- 
barked, and date and port of arrival in this country? 

Abner, presumably the older, was a resident of AVatertown in 1643, 
and married (perhaps as second wife) Aug. 15, 1G56, Sarah the widow 
of Edward Dennis of Boston. She had married Dennis twenty-five 
years before (1G31) and had borne him five children, and the presump- 
tion is no children were born of this later maiTinge. Abner was in 
"Wenham in liioO and 1C60, afterwards in Eowiej\ AYho can give further 
particulars of his life, date of his death and place of interment? 

Sara Ordway married Oct. 8, 1654, Richard Fitz or Fitts. She died 
April 24, 1667, without children. Fitz died in 1672 and left legacies 
to his brother-in-law James Ordway, and the latter's daughter Jane. 

James Ordway went with other pioneer settlers toCocheco, now Do- 
ver, N. II., in 1641, but ariciwaiils returnetl to Newijury, JMass., and 
in 1648 married Anne Emery, daughter of John Emery from Romsey, 
England, but then of Newbury, ^Slass., and from this James and Anne 
(Emery) Ordway probably descended nearly all now bearing that name 
in this country. James was a farmer and the owner of several boats 
and canoes employed in lighterage service in Newbury for many years, 
and was living after the death of his wife, with one of his cJiildren, 
as late as 1704, mention of him being made in that year in the diary 
of Rev. Samuel Sewell. His wife Anne died March 31, 1687; her 
gravestone is still standing i») the old cemetery at Newburyport. 

Who can give date and place of death of this connnon ancestor, 
Janies ? It was probably in some town adjoining or near Newburyport. 

James and Ainie (Emery) Ordway had cliildren as follows: 

1. Ephraini, born April 25, and died June 18, 1650. 

2. James, jr., born A|)ril 16, l(i51, and married (first), 1600, Tirzah 
Titcomb, daughter of William Titcomb and widow of Thomas Bart- 
Ictt, and (second), 1606, Sarah, daughter of John Clark of Rowley. 

3. Edward, born Sept. 17, 1653, married, 1678, Mary Wood. 

4. Sarah, born Jan. 14, 1655-6. 

5. Jolm, born Nov. 17, 1658, married, 1681, Mary, the daughter of 
Peter Godfrey. 

6. Isnac, born Dec. 4, 1660, and died Jan. 15, 1668. 

7. Jane, born Nov, 22, 1663, married, 1687, Joshua Richardson, and 
had six children. 

8. Hananiah, born Dec. 2, 1665, married Abigail '-. 

9. A son boin M.iy 1(5, and died June 6, 1668. 

10. Anne, born Feb. 12, 1669-70, married, 1690, Isaac Bushnell and 
hi\c\ four children. 

11. Mary, born April 5, 1673, married, 1608, Daniel Goodrich and 
had one child. The above James, jr , had live children, Edward had five, 
Jolin ten, and Hananiah five. John's tliird child, James, born July 4, 
3687, niMrried, Dec. 8, 1714, Elizabeth Heath of Haverhill, and lived in 
Haverhill or An)esbury; who can give the narrative of their life? They 
liad children as follows : 

1. James, born Oct. 23, 1718. 

2. Moses, born April 11, 1721. 

3. Elizabeth, born Marcii 6, 1726-7. 

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4. Elizabeth, and 5 Sarah (^twins) born Feb. 6, 1728-9.. " 

6. John, born March 16, 1731-2. 

7. Benjamin, born Nov. 17, 1733. 
The above James (fourth generation), son of James, grandson of 

John, and great grandson of the first James, born Oct. 23, 1718, mar- 
ried Sept. 23, 1740, Merlbah Morse, daughter of Joseph Morse, of 
Newbury, and lived in Methuen. Can anyone give particulars of their 
lives and dates of death? They had children : 

1. ]\Ieribah, born .June 15, 1742. 

2. Abiah, born I^Iarch 7, 1744. 

3. Daniel, born Oct. 12, 1745. 

4. James, born Jan. 19, 1747-8. 

5. Persis, born April 6, 1750. 

6. Joses, born June la, 1753. 
The writer would be glad of any information respecting these in- 

qnii'ies, as well as genealogical data of other or later generations de- 
scended from this immigrating ancestor whether bearing the family 
name or not. Please address, Joiix C. Okdway, North State Street, 
Concord, N, H. 

66. JOSEPH HUTCHINSON,' born 1G33, in Nottinghamshire, 
Eng., lived in Salem, Mass., and had two wives. Who was his first 
wife and who were lier parents? His son Josepli married Elizabeth 
■ ; who were her ancestors? 

G7. DEA. EDWAKD PUTNAM, of Danvers, Mass., married in IGSl 
Mary Holton. Who were her ancestors? 

68. WILLIAM PKDFORD, of Portsmouth, was register of deeds 
for Rockingham Co., N. II., 1693-6. He had perhaps lived in Salem, 
Mass., previously. His wife's name was Elizabeth. Who were their 
ancestors? | 

r.9. BAILEY. WIio was James Ordway whom JudithBailey, dau. of | 

Isaac and Sarah (Emery) Bailey of Newbury, b. Feb. 11, 1690, married? 

70. JOB SAYPE born 1612, Bedfordshire, Eng., had sixty acres at i 

Rumney marsh j^ranted to him in 163S. He is said by Savage and How- I 

ell to have been a son of Thomas Sayre who was also one of the gran- i 

tees at Lynn in 1(!38. but was more probably his brother. *i! 

In 1640 they removed to Southampton, L. I., and were of the orig- I 

iual eight "undertakers." ;: 

The name of Job Sayre appears in various lists till Mar. 8, 1649-50, | 

after which it is not found in the records of Southampton. i- 

In the second division of lands Feb. 1, 1655-6, there is no allotment ^ 

to Job Sayre or any representative, from which I conclude he had then i 

died or removed. | 

In Oct., 1650, a Job Sayre witnessed an aflidavit of John Treworgy 
in relation to land at Pascataway, and there can be little doubt that 
he ^vas the Job Sayre formerly of Southampton. 

Did he settle at Pascataway, ami is anything further known of him, 
his wife or children? Was he the ancestor of the Sayres of Wells and 

Please address Samuel P. May. 

Newton, Mass. 

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Copy of a Letter from Hon. Leverett Saltonst^\xl. 

City of Washington^ Jan. 21, 1839. 

My Dear Sir 

Your letters have been received and have given me great 
pleasure, very great, and I pray you not to attribute my not replying 
to my neglect. I applied to Mr. V. of the House of Kepreseutatives 

. . . He is a very line mr.n, a lawyer by protV\ssion. I had 
spoken in such a manner of you and my feeling towards you, that he 
seemed quite surprised to find you were not a Whig, from which you 
will infer that he is one. As he is a scjund one I eased the matter otf 
as well as I could, and told him you and I had constant interviews and 
always got along very well, from which I suppose he inferred that you 
are not a very bad Jackson man after all. 

We liave yet been supplied with very few documents. When they 
come along I will remember you. As to the chart, 1 sent one to Gen- 
eral Miller, supposing he would place it in the custom house. I shall 
send another to you done upon linen or cotton, so that you may place 
one In the custom house or where you i)leasc and have one for your- 
self to keep or dispose of as you please. 1 liave sent one to each of 
the insurance ollices. 

That aliair of the Eclipse was horrible; it was marked with great 
atrocity as Captain Wilkins was so much acquainted there and on 
such terms with them. 

On hearing of it by letter from^Mr. Fickman, I called immediately on 
the Tresident, on the subject and have hatl two interviews with the 
secretary of the navy and 1 have written to George Peabody to-day; 
my object has been to urge on the government the Jiecessit}^ of keep- 
ing a naval force constantly in that quarter for the protection of our 
important commercre there. It is probable I think that it will be made 
a naval station : it ought to be, our commerce is so extensive in those 

I have hardly become familiar with congressional matters and pro- 
ceedings yet, 1 am surprised at much I see. The style of debate as- 
tonishes me it is so violent. There are so many violent, not to say vul- 
gar party harangues, things have got into a very bad way, in the 
House. Tile speaker has no authority or control over it. It is often 
a scene of confusion. Tliere must be a change or everything will be 
run down. Half the time you would suppose youAvere at a mere cau- 
cus instead of ])eing in the House of lieprciseutatives of the United 
States. What all this will come to I know not. 

Tliere are some i»leasant circumstances as one of the most so is 
the opportunity 1 have of becoming ac(iuainted with eminent and in 
some instances most excellent and interesting men. 


32 NOTES. 

Town "Rkcords. — This office ■will receive and preserve, in fireproof 
vanlts, any copies of town or parish records. From time to time any 
such Avill bo placed in priiiL in llic HijCOUd auu sO kept from destruc- 

Town clerks and others, interested in the preservation of early rec- 
ords, arc requested to write for our blanks for the recording of condi- 
tions and places of deposit, etc., of the early town records. 

Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of N. E. — A fine set of this 
valuable work is for sale at our ollice ; price §35. 

Rice's History of the Noinii Parish, Danvers. — "Wanted, one or 
more copi^'s of this work at a fair price. 

Funeral Rings. — Any of our readers having Funeral Rings in their 
possession are requested to send a description of the same to the Rec- 

A complete set of the N. E. Histov.ic Genealogical Register, in 
clolli, is for sale at our office, also one set iu half morocco, uutrimmed. 

Mr. J. W. WiiKELER, of the Brunswick Historical Society, has 
originated a very neat euvelo[)e case, for distribution among persons 
interested iu local history, for preservation and recording of stray 
papers, etc. 


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I often think of our good little city and am rejoiced to hear that 
everything goes on so well and so quietly there and that the mayor ijI ji 

has taken hold in goodearuist. I had no doubt he would. I should 
have been pleased to have served all the year. The fact is I had be- 
come much interested in our municipal concerns, and shall never cease 
to feel a deep interest in them. May no root of bitterness spring up 
there. It is marvellous that things have gone on so quietly for so 
long a time. 

Give my respects to the mayor and say I shall write him soon. 

Yours very truly, 

Leyerett Saltonstall. 
Perley Putnam, Esq. 

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Genealogical Records of Descendants of John and Anthony 
Emery of Newbury, Mass., 1590-1890, compiled by Rev. Riifus 
Emery, pp. xii, 610. — Emery Cleaves, Salem, 1890. — The 
Salem Press. 

This genealogy of the Emery family has been anxiously 
awaited by hundreds of descendants of John and Anthony 
Emery. The delay in its appearance was unavoidable, owing to 
the change made in the system of indexing, after the work was 
practically ready for the binder, eight months ago, which has 
resulted in one of the most complete indexes ever appended 
to a genealogical work. 

John and Anthony Emery were brothers and came to this 
country from Romsey, Hampshire, England, in 1 63 5, settling in 
Newbury. The recorded descendants of John number 6,239; 
of Anthony, 5,403, making in all 11,642; and to any one fa- 
miliar with genealogical work the labor of gathering such a vast 
amount of material is evident. 

John Emery was born Sept. 29, 1598, and was the son of 
John and Agnes Emery of Romsey. Soon after landing in Bos- 
ton he proceeded to Nev/bury, receiving grants of land there. 
He seems to have been a man of great strength of character and 
fearless of consequences, being fined on one occasion for wel- 
coming Quakers, a sect abhorred by the righteous government 
of New England, but who numbered in their ranks some of the 
noblest men and wom^n of their times. He died 3 Nov., I683, 
leaving an estate inventoried at 263 pounds, 1 1 shillings, a very 
fair estate for those days. His children were John, Ann, Eben- 
ezer, a daughter (by the way, should not the name be spelt 
Ebenezar?) and Jonathan. Ebenezer married John Hoag, who 

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was outsi^ken in opposition to the witchcraft delusion of I692. 
Her children all became Quakers. John Emery, junior, was an 
Indian fighter and served in the Narragansett as well as other 

A granddaughter, Sarah (John, John), m. Isaac^ Bailey, a 
brother of the Rev. James Bailey of Sakm Village, and his sen 
David married Experience Putnam, a sister of Ann Putnam ■ 
notorious in I692. 

Part II is devoted to the descendants of Anthony Emery, who 
at first settled in Newbury but later removed to Dover, then to 
Kittery, Me,, where he was of considerable importance. A 
daui^hter married Thomas Sadler of Rhode Island. 

A great granddaughter^ Rebecca Emery, who married Capt. 
Nath. Ladd of Falmouth, Me., died 27 Jan., 1786, aged S8 
years, "having 144 descendants, ten children, forty-eight grand- 
children, eighty -t\^'0 great grandchildren, and four great great ^ 

One finds recorded in this book statesmen, soldiers, financiers, 
— every walk in life seems to be represented. Among the de- 
scendants of John Emery is the well-known engineer, William 
H. Paine, Prof. Nathaniel Butler of Illinois, and the children 
of the late Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, one of whom married a 
descendant of Anthony. To this same branch beloni^s the I 





great Democratic leader in Maine, Hon. William L. Putnam, 

and the patriot, Noah Emery of Exeter, N. H. I 

A casual perusal gives one the impression that Maine belongs | 

to the Emerys and that nearly every Emery who could, vol- 
unteered in the service of his country in 1776 and 1861. Truly 
the number was very great. ... 

One is also struck with the large proportion of teachers 
and ministers descended from these two brothers. 

The book is a credit to the compilers, the committee in charge, 
the printers, and the family, — a fitting memorial to a noble an- • 

^Eleanor Kmory, a Pipter of .lolin and Anthony, had married John r>ailey, 
juiiiur, (lie laihor ol Isaac and Janic-. Uailey. 


We learn from the "Nation" that Mr. Vere Langford Oliver, an 
English gentleman, is engaged in the preparation of a History 
of Antigua, W. I. Mr. Oliver has traced out some 230 pedi- 
grees of families connected with that island. 

There are many American families who trace descent from 
the early settlers of Antigua. A few years ago the well-known 
antiquary, Mr. Harrison Eller}^ visited the island and reported 
that there was an immense field for our Boston ancestry 

The work will .appear in crown folio and will be strictly lim- 
ited to an edition of 250 copies, at 3 pounds, 3s. each. 

Mr. Oliver has been helped in this work by his wife, and 
they nave found many valuable, interesting, and hitherto un- 
known facts. 

" - ...., _ .•■.«^ 

Spauldingiana. An Autobiographical sketch of Rev. Royal 
Crafts Spaulding, and extracts from letters of himself and of his 
wife, Jerusha Bryant Spaulding, with notes and explanatory 
texts. Arranged and edited by Francis Barnes, Houlton, Maine, 
1891. 8vo, pp. S3. Illustrated. 

This pamphlet is one of great value to the students of the 
history of eastern Maine. From Mr. Spaulding's letters we 
learn of the home life, the hardships and the earnestness of the 
early settlers of Houlton and vicinity. 

Mr. Spaulding was born in New Hampshire, of English par- 
entage, 29 July, 1800. He died in Houlton, 1 Sept., 1880. 
His long life was devoted to doing good, his elTorts being ably 
seconded by his wife. To Mr. Spaulding is due the early es- 
tablishment of the Baptist churches in northeastern Maine and 
the story of his life is the history of the Baptist church in that 

Mr. Barnes, a year ago, wrote an historical sketch of Houlton, 
Me., and we hope to receive still further contributions to our 
knowledge of Maine history from his pen. 

Salem Witchcraft in Outline, by Caroline E. Upham. 






12mo, pp. 161. illustrated. Salem, 1891. The Salem Press 
Publishing and Printing Co. The Salem F^ress. 

Mrs. Upham has produced a book upon the terrible delusion 
of 1692, which is sure to interest and please its readers. Tak- 
ing as the basis of her work the two volumes on Salem Witch- 
craft from the pen of her illustrious father-in-law, she has so 
condensed, without losing the narrative, the history of Salem 
Witchcraft that one may easily in the course of a few hours 
gather an impartial and just knowledge of the subject. 

In the opening chapter the author dwells upon the prevalence 
of a belief in witchcraft both here and in Europe among all 
classes, and gives a brief summary of witchcraft events in the 
New World. 

She then pictures the pioneer life of our ancestors, portrays 
their sturdy virtues and their faults and from the perusal of the 
opening chapters one enters upon the field of action and the 
story from this point is one of constantly gathering interest and 

The first arrests were made on the 29th of February, 1692, 
and the last execution was on the 22d of September. Between 
these dates, family ties were broken, all that was sacred in fam- 
ily affection, in friendship, in Christianity, was rudely, nay, 
ruthlessly treated. As one reads Mrs. Upham's plain-spoken, 
clearly- put narrative, one feels an overwhelming shame that 
such good men as they were in those days could be guilty of 
such gross foolishness and cruelty. 

Upon Salem and Danvers for two centuries has the obloquy 
of the witchcraft persecution been thrown, but rather should the 
mantle fall upon the central government at Boston and upon the 
few ambitious ministers of tlie Gospel who undertook to both 
root out the devil and raise themselves in his stead. Ignorance 
and faith in their pastors are the plea of the honest }'^oman of 
that day for the part he took ; but what can be said for Cotton 
Mather, Samuel Parris, Nicholas Noyes and others? 

The letter of Mary Easty, "The self-forgetful" is as power- 
ful a petition as was ever presented to a court. Many such 



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documents are given in full in the *' Outline" and one can but 
feel in reading Mrs. UpFiam's book that he has in his hands the 
gist of the larger work. 

The illustrations are five in number, comprising the Philip 
English house, the Nurse homestead, the Jacobs' house, and 
facsimiles of the autographs of Sir William Phips, Jonathan 
Corwin, John Hathorne, Nicholas Noyes, John Procter, Philip 
and Mary English, Mercy Lewis, and Ann Putnam. 

The book is handsomely printed, is bound in black cloth, 
stamped with an appropriate design in gold or silver. The press 
work is well done, the typographical execution clear. A limited 
edition, seventy. five copies, was printed from type with wide 
margins, and will be put in extra binding. 

The Ladd Family: A Genealogical and Biographical Me- 
moir of the Descendants of Daniel Ladd of .Haverhill, Alass., 
Joseph Ladd of Portsmouth, R. 1., John Ladd of Burlington, 
N. J., John Ladd of Chailes City Co., Va. Compiled by Warren 
Ladd (No. 1506), of New Bedford. New Bedford, 1890. 8vo,, 
cloth, pp. 414. 

Mr. Ladd presents us with a genealogy worthy of great praise. 
For eight years he has been adding to genealogical notes which 
had come into his possession, until the present volume has been 
the result. While giving as complete accounts as possible of the 
various Ladd families in the United States, yet by far the greater 
part is devoted to the descendants of Daniel Ladd of Haverhill, 
who came over on the ''Mary and John" in I633. 

Of Daniel Ladd the author has given us an extensive and in- 
teresting account. His wife's name was Ann. Their descend- 
ants may be found chiefly in northern New England. 

Joseph Ladd of Portsmouth was in Newport as early as 1644. 
The author thinks that Joseph was a younger brother of Daniel 
Ladd of Haverhill. 

John Ladd of Burlington was the son of Nicholas Ladd of 
Swingfield, Kent, England, and came to America in I678. His 
descendants are not at all numerous. 

John Ladd of Virginia had a grant in Lynhaven Parish, lower 



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Norfolk Co., Va., May 25, 1673, of 700 acres. The author sug- 
gests that he and John Ladd of New Jersey were relatives. It 
is to be hoped that Mr. Waters, who has already gathered some 
information pertaining to this family, may throw more light upon 
the antecedents of these two John Ladds. 

Mr. Warren Ladd, the author, is the son of Nathaniel and 
Sarah (Ingersoll) Ladd of Haverhill and Bradford, Mass., and has 
held many important positions in his adopted city, — New Bed- 
ford. Hon. Herbert Warren Ladd, Governor of Rhode Island, 
is his son, and worthily represents the sterling characters of his 
ancestors. In politics Gov. Ladd is a republican, yet his grand- 
father, Nathaniel Ladd, is well remembered as a true democrat, 
loyal to his country and beloved by all. 

A fine steel engraving of Mr. Warren Ladd embellishes the 
book, the appearance of which is everything to be desired. The 
presswork is by Anthony of New Bedford, and the binding done 
at the Salem Press bindery in Salem. 


Salem Past and Present. Published by Almy, Bigelow 
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In the Eecord for January and April, 1891, we have 
sketched very briefly the condition of early travel, more 
especially in New England, from its first settlement down 
to the early part of the eighteenth century. AVe now pro- 
pose to contiiuie this sketch to the early part of the present 

There were no stage-coaches started until after the Kev- 
olution. The mail was carried either on foot, on horse- 
back or in two-wheeled vehicles. 

The mail connnunication between Boston and Salem 
was probably established as early as any in New England, 
but it was not until after the Itcvolution that there was a 
dail^^ mail service. Before the war, the " Post-Rider," Mr. 
Dimaji, took the mail in his" chair" (a one-horse vehicle') 
leaving Salem one day and returning the next. He wt.u 
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by the way of South Danvers (now Peabocly), over what 
has ahvaj^s been known as the ** old road " to Boston. 

Before Diman's day the mail was carried by a man on 
foot, through the town pastures to Lynn or Saugus and | 

so on making an air line to Boston, through probably some 
old Indian path. All the travelling then between the | 

points named was no doubt through this path, except where *; 

travellers went by water. Water communication bv canoes, J 

boats and ketches was in use early after the settlement 
of Saleu), and in the last centmy, schooners and sloops, 
nud other small craft were common for cari-ying passen- 
gers as well as freight. | 

The mails were often detained or delayed by the weather { 

and condition of the roads. In the year 1766 the south- \ 

ern and western mails due in Boston, Dec. 27, did not ar- 
rive until the 10th of January, 1767, on account of the f 
bad travelling. I 

What should avc now say if any mail was delayed four- I 

teen days or even fourteen hours, from any cause wliat- ] 

ever? People had more patience in those da^'s. The J 

modern way of life and methods of business certainly do I 

not develop that virtue. Evn-ything now must be as quick I 

as lightning. We must ride and drive and sail and e:it | 

and drink as if the object was to hurry through the world I 

as quickly as possible. Some possibly fmd enjoyment in 
this way of living, while others sigh for the old ways, 
which we fear (or it may be hope) are gone forever. The 
l>rains of old people are slow to accustom themselves to 
new methods — like <2:ettin<j:nsed to electric cars, for in- 
stance, which seem strange to all people at first. 

The West, in the middle of the last century, meant but a 
comparatively short distance from New England, probably 
not much firthcr off than Albany or Niagara Falls. In a 
Salem paper, as late as 1789, there appears, " Advice to 


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" Avoid," says tiie writer, " removing to Kentucky and Ni- 
agara, for the following reasons : First, you will be ex- 
posed to great danger of being killed by the Indians on 
your wa}^ to those places ; second, you will be out of the 
reach, should you arrive at those places, of the protection 
of the new federal government of the United States ; third, 
you will probably be forever separated from your rela- 
tions and friends, you will be deprived of the advantages 
for many years of publick worship and of schools for the 
instruction of your children." 

The great city of Chicago, now tlie third in population 
in the United States, was then a " howling wilderness," 
the only inhabitants were wild beasts and perhaps Indians, 
and it so contlnned for fort}^ years after the adoption of 
the Constitution of the United States. 

Some of our readers may be interested in the follow- 
ing advertisements, from the "Boston G:izette," of a few of 
the public houses of that period in Boston. 

Cord Cordis^ at the Sign of the 

Kiiijr's ITead, near Scarlet's AVhnrfe, has juft opened 
a rublick Iloufo of Entertainment, wliere Mafters of 
Veflels and other Gentlemen may be Boarded, or 
Lodi^cd, with good Attendance, and at the moft rea- 
fonable Hate by faid Cordis. — 1759. 

rrillEllE is a Tavern nexcly fct np, the Sign of the 
-^ Bear, a little below where the Sign of the Crofs 
voas in Fifh-Street; very commodious for Newbury, 
Ipfwich, Cape-Ann or Salem People; or any that paffes 
thofe Ferrys\ where they may be very reafonahly enter- 
tained by John Wriglit, Innhulder. — Oct. 8, 1759. 

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Britifh COFFEE-HOUSE opens 

this Evening as ufual ; all Gentlemen will be welcome. 

Dec. 7, 17G1. 




This tavern was in School street, now AYashington 

(Who formerly kept the Blue Anchor Tavern on Phil- 
lips's Wharff but was burnt out there) Hereby begs 
Leave to acquaint his former Cuftomers and others, 
That he has now open'd a public Hoiife of Entertain- 
ment, at the Sign of the GBEEN DRAGON, near 
the Blue Ball, where was formerly a noted Tavern; 
where all Gentlemen may be entertained in the beft 

N. B. There is a very large convenient Chamber, 
fuitable for a Fire Club, or other Societies. | 

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quaitits the Public, That he has lately 

opened as a Tavern, a large commodious Iloufe, I IliH ■ 

very pleafantly and conveniently fituated in the I ' 

Centre of the Town of Salem, and known by the | i . 

Kame of the — K I N G's A H M S Where all I %A 

Gentlemen, Travellers and others, who pleale to | ; i; 

lavour him with their Cuftom, may depend on the | 't; 
beft Entertainment, and heartieft Welcome. 

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The Hoiife formerly noted as Mr. Somerville's 

Tavern, and not lefs noted, feveral Years paft, for be- 
ing the Place of Mr. Benjamin Coats's Refideuce — 
in School- Street, SALEM, is JUST OPENED by 

Jonathan Webb, 

As a Tavern, to be known by the Sign of 
The SHIP; 

WHERE, the Publick may be affured, no Pains 
will be fpared in providing the beft of Pro- 
vifions, all Kinds of Liquors in tbeir genu- 
ine Purity, with every neceflary and convenient Ac- 
commodation, for all Perfons who may be fo kind 
as to favour the laid Webb with their Coiumaiids. 
The beft Care taken of Ilorfes. 1773. 

This tavern was opposite Central street. 

As these and other similar advertisements invariably 
speak of accommodating gentlemen only, we infer that - 
there were but few ladies travelling in those days. 

In an advertisement of a lottery printed in a Boston 
paper June 20, 1760, we lind the object was to raise money 
to pave the public highway in Charlestown from the Ferry 
to the Neck, so called. The managers sa}^ " The way 
now being a considerable Tart of tlie year, extremely 
Founderous, Miry and Bad, the most difficult to pass with 
carriages of any betw^een the Ferry and Portsmouth." 
This probably shows the condition of the roads even in the 
vicinity of Boston. 

In this connection the following advertisements from the 
" Boston Gazette " of Mr. Paddock who set out the famous 
elm trees inTremont street, below the Park street church, 
may not be without interest. 

j^dino Paddoclc, Chaife-Maker near 

the Granary, lias fucond-hand Chaifes to fell; and I 

as they take up much Slora«^c, he will fell them un- i 

der their Value ' 

Aug. 10, 1759. 






A Poft Chariot. 

Hanging on Steel Springs^ having been 
lately built and finiflCd by the Snbfcri- 
her, and approved of by the beft Judges 
in Town 

All Gentlemen are hereby Notlfy'd that 

I will undertake to finifti a Coacli, Chariot or otlier 
'' Carriage, equal in Fafliion to tlie lateft Models from 
England, at the Prime Coft there, including one half 
the Freight. 

Adino Paddock. 
April 13, 176L 


In the " Philiidelpliia AVeekly ]\Ierciu-y " for March 8, 
■ 1759, appears the lollowing curious notice, Avhich shows 
an expeditious way of travelling. 

" Phihulelpliia Stage Wagon and New York Stage Boat 
performs their Stages twice a Week. John Butler, with 
his waggon, sets out on Mondays from his House, at the 
Sign of the Death of the Fox, in Strawberry alley, and 
drives the same day to Trenton Ferry, when Francis Hol- 
iiian meets him, and proceeds on Tuesday to Brunswick, 
and the passenjzers and i^oods beins: sliifled into the wao:- • 
gon of Isaac Fitzrandolph, he takes them to the New Blaz- 
ing Star to Jacob Fitzrandolph's the same da}', where Ivui)in 
Fitzrandolph, with a boat well suited, will receive them 
and take them to New York that night. John Butler re- 
turning to Pliiladelpliia on Tuesday with the passengers 
and goods delivered to him by Francis Ilolman, will again 
set out for Trenton Ferry on Thursday', and Francis IIol- 
mim, &c., will carry his passengers and goods, with the 
same exi)cdition as above to New York." |p 

One of the issues of the "Boston Post Bo}^ " in Janu- 
ary, 1763, is printed on half a sheet (small quarto) on ac- 

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count of the scarcity of new.s caused by the non-arrival of 
the mails. 

Our Harbour is now froze up, fo that People pafs 
and repafs to the Caftle on the Ice. 

Jg^^ The Severity of the Seafon, and no Mails arriv- 
ing-, occafion the publifhuig a half Sheet only this 

In tliose clavs Silent ^Yil(le was the enterprising west- 
ern news-carrier, as appears from his quaint notice in the 
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the Weftern News-Carrier. 

HEREBY fignifics his dcfire to thofe that have 
employed him, that as the lirft half Year of 
his hift Engagement expired the beginning of the pre- 
fent Month, tliat they would be fo kind as to leave 
their Money for llim at the Ufuil Places where they 
refpectively have received their Tapers as foon as 
may be. 

N. B. I Aippose it needless to remind my Em- 
ployers that as I Engaged for one whole Year (which 
I am detennin'd to fnUill,) at Two Dollars each, fo 
that the half already expired is one Dollar e;ich ; — 
tlio' fome don't remember the time of Payment. 

Novemher 20, 17G2. 

The late Edward H. Ehvcll, Esq., of the " Porthuid 
Transcrij)t ," furnished us Avith the following ^^ JSToleson the 
early Pod of Portland , 31aiiie.^^ (Maine was then a part 
of jMassachuselts.) 

*' Previous to the devolution the mail came at theoftenest 
l)ut once a week to this town fi'om the ITe.s'^, but it w%ns by 
no means regular. It was not until about 17G0 that a «ii|i.' 

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weekly mail was established farther east than Portsmouth ; 
before that time it was not sent until a sufficient number 
of letters were collected to pay the expense. 

In May, 1775, the provincial Congress of Massachusetts 
established a general post with post riders. There were 
but three post offices provided for Maine, one at Kenne- 
"bunk, one at Falmouth (now Portland) and one at George- 
town. In July of the same year, the Continental Con- 
gress perceivingthe advantageof the arrangement, assumed 
the charge of it and established a regular line of posts from 
Falmouth in Maine to Savaimah in Georgia. Benjamin 
Franklin was appointed Postmaster General and on the 
first of Octol)er, 1775, commissioned Deacon Samuel Free- 
man as deputy postmaster at "Falmouth in the Province 
of Maine." 

We find in the "Pennsylvania Evening Post " of Sept. 4, 
1777, the following notice: 

"A person wants to go to Boston and would be glad of 
a place in a chaise or wagon going there, or if oidy half 
the way on that road, and a genteel price will be given. 
Any this will suit will be waited on by leaving a line with 
the printer." 

A genteel price means, we suppose, that he would bo 
willing to pay liberally for the service. It appears as if 
travelling between Philadelphia and Boston even at that 
time was not very common. 

In 1767, Thomas and Benjamin Lindsay advertised in 
the "Providence, R. I., Gazette" that they had " three very 
compleat Stage Boats for the conveyance of passengers 
from Providence to Newport. For the convenience of 
passengers, the Stage Boats will be supplied with provis- 
ions and liquors of all kinds, and passengers will be treated 
in the most genteel manner The boats will leave Ar- 
nold's wharf just below the sign of the BacJi." 



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The following appeared in the Salem Gazelle of Thurs- 
day, Nov. 15, 1781. 

"London, July lA:^^. 
On the 14^'* of elune last, died in Forton Prison, near 
Portsmouth, Mr. William Hines, an oflicer of the Gen- 
eral Gates private ship of war, from Danvers near Boston, 
after having with nnich patience, and with the most irre- 
proachable conduct, sustained a three years' captivity. He ;j 
was a man of eminent relicrion and virtue; findino^ death ' 
swiftly advancing, he called to him his two sons, Francis J 
and William, the one in the 18^^', and tlie other in the 15^^, | 
year of his age, and said, 'My dear boys, I cheerfully sub- 
mit to my lot — for it is appointed for all men once to die, 
I meekly resign unto the providence of God for I see in- 
finite mercy toward me in this dispensation. Indeed why 
should T repine ! I shall now speedily obtain that release, 
which my eyes have often failed me in looking after. Oh ! 
wretched man that I was ! that my faith had almost failed 
me, as to m}'' temporal deliverance, at the moment my God 
was about to give me my grand discharge. Who or what . 
shall now confine me? I shall soon be free as a celestial. 
Farewell, farewell bolts, bars, and prisons. — Adieu, ye 
dungeons, adieu, ye tents of clay. — A^elcome fair day — 

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"Ah ! why was not such rarcly-giftod worth 
"KxempUd from the common lot of earth? 
"Since then he's ^'one, and vain is his return, 
"My gtief shall take my future life to mourn." 

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liilbt and lil)erty. — The time of my redemption draweth 
nigh — But my dear boys, how shall I bid farewell to you ? 
That final palling which would have been easy — which 
would have been blissful in our cottage at Danvers, gives 
pungeut grief to my spirits. I leave you, alas ! iu this abode 
of sorroAv and of wretchedness, but I charge you to pray 
unto God from this far country, and cry unto him from 
this strange land ! I hope it will be given to you to revisit 
the land of your nativit}', and to enjoy peace and prospcr- 
iiy, for the days wherein ye have seen evil. Let a high 
and genuine sense of liberty, direct and animate your 
whole conrlnct. I rive no dn-ection concevninormy bones ; — 
they indeed, must lie in this region of oppression and cru- 
elty. O that I had been buried in some part of the Amer- 
icaji world ! — then would the clods of the valley have been 
sweet unto me. It is done. — j\Iy children, weep not for 
me, 'but weep for yourselves, and for the slain of your 
people.' If ever you mourn, let it be for the calamities 
of your country; — highly beloved, because greatly in- 
jured. — Francis, give me thy hancl — slender as thine arm / 
is, it niay shield thy brother. — The God of Abraham, 
Isaac and Jacob, bless thee lads." 

The following is copied verbatim from a memorial tab- '| 

let once the property of Mr. John Ilines of Danvers. lii;':: ■ 



General Gates Piuvateer, 
who died in 
Fokton Prison, near Portsmouth, Engl.and, | 

ON THE fourteenth OF JuNE 178L 

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[Extracted from the Salem Mercury. ^ 


Last Slimmer, as I was passing through New 
Jersey, a friend whom I visited, understanding that I 
lived near Danvers, enquired whether I knew an3^thing 
respecting INIr. William Hines, who died a prisoner in 
England, near the close of the war; he was particularly 
desirous of knowino- whether his two sons, who were with 
him, survived their imprisonment, and whether either of 
them returned to his country ; but I could give him no 
information. He then went to his drawer, and took out 
a newspaper, which was carefully wrapped up ; the pa- 
per was printed by Shepard Kollock, at Chatham, New 
Jersey, a little before the peace. This, he said, I wish to 
preserve as long as I live, and should thiidv myself paid 
for taking newspapers all the Avhile, when in one of them 
I should find such a piece as this. When he read it I 
found myself, as well as my friend, peculiarly afiected ; 
and think it must be pleasingly afiecting to every feeling 
mind ; for in it there ap[)ears mingled the afflictions of 
Joseph, the affections of a father, the faith of the faithful, 
the experience and hope of a Christian, the courage and 
love of a martyr, and the high sense and regard for liberty 
and our country, which become ever}' true American. It 
was immediately copied, and is now sent to you, with a 
desire that you would give it a place in the Mercury. !?' ' - 

An Inhabitant of Salem. 


Queries. ;r 


Did the sons Francis and William ever return to Amer- .1,^^$ 

ica? • • . II 

Is there any special description of Forton Prison? JlliS 

AVilliam Ilines married Elizabeth, daughter of Francis 'M 

1.1, m"''. 

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Girdler of Marblehead, Jan. 24, 1758. iDformation re- 
quested concerniDg the Girdlers. 

Where was the General Gates built? 

Where record of officers and men ? 

Who was the inhabitant of Salem who sent the above 
letter to the Mercury^ and the man whom he visited in 
New Jersey? As the Mercury was established in 1831 the 
article must have appeared later. When? 

Information is particularly wanted concerning the Hines 
family of Marblehead. 


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Aston AhhotiSy Buckinghamshire. 

1613 Nov. 24 Richard Bottani son of Edward and Eliz- 
abeth Bottam baptized 

1615 Nov. 5 Marie Botham da. of Edward & Elizabeth 

Botham bap. 

1618 Aug. 16 Elizabeth Botham da. of Edw^ &> Eliza- 
beth Botham bap. 

1620 Dec. 27 John Botham son of Edw^ & Eliz*^ 

Botham bap. 

1624 Dec. 5 Bobert Botham son of Edw^ & Eliz^^ 

Botham bap. 

1642 Mar. 31 Edward Botham buried. 

1631 July 12 Henry Goold son of Jeremy Goold and 

Priscilla his wife bap. 

S. Andrew^ Colyton, Devon. 

1617 Aug. 25 John Pullman mar. Elizabeth Turrell. 
1622 Nov. 7 Christopher Seward m. Margaret Pulnam 

of Co ly ford. 
1622-3 Jan. 15 John Tivvell m. Margarett Pulman. 
1622-3 Feb. 3 Butter Pujman m. Johanne Newton. 
1629 Oct. 26 \Yilliam Gu3'e m. Dorothy Pulman. 
1639 July 29 John Pulman m. Elizabeth Verryard. 





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1613 June 4 Francis Pulnian son of Xicholas Palnian 

of Col i ton-Mi Her bap. 
1617 Oct. 18 Robert Piilman son of John Pulnian. 
1620-1 Jan. 7 Thomas Pulman son of John Puhnan of 

1623-4 Feb. 8 Nicholas Pulman son of Butter Pulman. 
1625-6 Feb. 19 John Pulman son of Butter Pulman. 
1627 Apr. 15 Johane Puhnan da. of John Pulman. 
1627 Nov. 18 Dorothy Pulman da. of Butter Puhnan. 
1639 Nov. 30 John Pullam son of John Pullam. 


1629 June 25 Johane Pulman wife of Butter Pulman 

1631 Nov. 6 Nicholas Pulman. 

1634 June 24 Butter Pulman. 

1665 June 10 Elizabeth Pullam wife of John Pullam. 

1669 Nov. 3 John Pullam. 

Comhe St. JVichoIas, Somerset. 

1691 Dec. 30 INLuy Puhnan widow buried. 

1707 Eohert Kussel of AVinsham & Mary Pul- 

man of Crewkerne mar. by License 12 
Feb. 1707. 

1722 Bond dated 8 Feb. 1 722 from John Selhir to his sis- 
ter in which Joseph Pullman is named. 

1731 Indenture of apprenticeship. 

John Trott app'^ to Joseph Pulman occupier of M^ 
W"^ Smith's estate Combe St. Nicholas. 

1748 Feb. 9 Joseph Pulman bur. 

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White Staunton, Somerset. 

1695 June 5 Mary Pulman buried. 

1709 Apr. 6 Peter Pulman buried. |||;;i 


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Chaffcomhe, Somerset. 

1708 July 11 John Pulman buried. 

1709 Apr. 17 Eichard Piilmau bur. 
1710-1 Jan. 28 Edward Pulman bur. 

Yar combe ^ Devon. 

1615 March 23 Mary Pulman da. of Robert Pulman 


1616 May 16 James PuUmau son of Robert Pullman 

1619 June 24 Benjamin Pulman son of Robert Pullman 


1624 Aug. 29 Joan Pulman da. of Robert Pullman bap. 

1625 Apr. 19 Joan Pulman da. of Robt. Pulman bur- 

1644 May 30 Robert Pubnan buried. 

Wambrooky Dorset. 

1684 Aug. 3 Martha da. of Phillip Pulman & Martha 

his wife bap. 

1714 May 13 Philip Scriven & Elizabeth Pulman mar- 


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(^Continued from page 27.) 




DIED MAY 7, 1824 




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In INIemoi}' of 

Mrs. Lucy Ann 

Wife of 

M^ Luke Brooks 3^, 

who died 

Jan. 23, 1840, 

Aged 34 3'ears. 

Also of 

An Infant Daughter, 

who died Feb. 17, 1840; 

Aged 5 weeks. 

Here Lyeth [ ] 

of Hannah [ ] 

Wife to Richard. 
Bethcll who died 
Pecem':^y^ 22 1733 
In y^ 48^'^ year of her Age. 

Here [ ] the 

body of Retier 

Becket who died 

Juney^[ ]^^ 1734 

In y^ 30"^ [ ] Year 

of His Age. 

In Memory of 

M''^ Elisabeth 

Beckett wife of 

Cap5 John Becket 

who died 

Jan7 23^ 1799 

Aged 44 Years. 

M'. William 

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OCTOBER ye 5^1^ 
1716 AGED 23 YEARS. 

Here lyes y® 
body of Lemm- 

an Beadle 
who Died Nov^' 
y« 17, 1716 
Aged 36 

In memory of 

William Ropes 

son of 

John & Margaret . 


who died 

at Lancaster, Feb. 15, 1839 

Aged 14 years 

& 7 months. 


To the Memor}^ of 

John Martin Ulmer 

oldest Son of John & 

Margaret Bray 

who departed this life 

Dec. 11, 1829, 

aged 7 years & 1 month. 

In Memory of 

Benjamin Bray 

died June 2, 1808 

iEt. 33. 

In Memory of 
Mr. Daniel Bray 
Ob. June 24, 1798 
Aged 63 Years. 

Benjamin Bray Jr. 

died Jan. 19, 1798, 

Aged 15 Months. 

Also, Albert Bray died 

Jan. 1, 1808 

Aged 7 months. 




In Memoiy of M""^ Mary Bray 

widow of M'^ Daniel Bray 

Obt. Sept. 28, 1805 

Aged 68 Years. 

Depart my friends, dry up your tears. 
Here I must lie till Chnst appears; 

Death is a debt to nature due, 

I've paid the debt and so must you. 

In Memory of 

Mr. Aaron Blancbard 

Ob! July 30^^ 

3 799 

JEt. 48. 

In memory of 


who departed this life 

November 21|'' 

Anno Domini 1762 : 

in the 78^^ Year 

of his Age. 


son of 

John & Mary Broivn 

Died nov. 26, 1810 

Aged 2^ Years. 

In Memory of 

Miss Lydia Babbidge, 

Ob. July 9, 1800 

iEt. 68. 

Here Lyes Buried the 
Body of M" Elizabeth 

Bai'nard the Pious 

and Virtuous Consort of 


Who Departed this Life 

Nov*?"^ 9^^' Anno Domini 

1753, Aged 46 Years. 

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In IMcraory of 

Madam Susannah Babbidge 

Ob. June 2 1804, 

JEt. 90. 

An eminent School 3Ii stress for 

nearly 50 Years. 

In Memory of 


ivife of James Barr 

who died Sept. 28^^ 


Aged 62 Years. 







DIED AUG^ y« 30!M 743. 

Here Lies Buried 
the Body of Mf EDMUND BATTER 

who departed tiiis Life Nov^'■y« 2^. 


Aged 81 Y^'ears. 






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Here lyes y*^ Body 

of David Best 

who died August the [ ]^ in y^ 

3 [ ] year of his Age. 



DECEAS^i Y^ 28*^ OF MAY 

1728, AGED 64 




13"^ YEAR 

In Memory of 
Aug. 30 1821 
Aged 48 years. 

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Inscribed by an only Child !'i 

to the Memory of In Memory of } 
an Affectionate Parent My Joseph Bowditch 
Mrs. Sarah Bowditch Obt. April 29^1* 1800 

who was born March 25f'' 1754 iEt. 42. I 

died Dec. 8^^ 1797. . f 


JIow Blessings hriglden as they take | 

their flight. 

»Chlpped off. ^ "'} 

'Ilcr name was Mary, and she was daughter of Thomas Gardner. }■ 

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loife of Capt 

Thomas Bowditch. 

died Feb. 26 

1806, jEt. 66. 



July 29 

MU 74 

JBe still and know the Lord. 


In Memory of 
Mf! Lois Bowditch 

wife of 

Joseph Bowditch 

who died 

July 29, 1809 

Aged 28 years. 

Here lies Buried 

the Body of 

Joseph Bowditch Esq.' 

who departed this Life 

Octo5 the 6f^ 1780, 

Aged 80 Years. 

William son of 
Jos^ & Elizabe"^ 

Bow^ditch died 
June 26, 1729 
Aged 2 3'ears 
And 5 Monts. 

Eunice Bowditch 

Daughter of Joseph and 

Elizabeth Bowditch 

Died the Eleventh of 

June 17G5 

Aged Twenty six Years. 

Sarah Bowditch 
Daughter of Joseph & 

Elizabeth Bowditch 

Died October 2^^ 1764 

in the 28[^ Year 

of her Age. 

Here lyes y® Body of 

Mary Bowditch, Dau^'" 

of Mr Ebenezer and 

M" Mary Bowditch, 

Who Departed this 

Life April y« 22f 1757 

Aged 15 Years. 

In Memory of 

Joseph Bowditch 

Obt. August 30, 1824 ; 

JEt. 48. 

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(Continued from Vol. 7, p. 125.) 

In memory of the Rev. 
Ant)rf,v/ Storrs 

who fell afleep (as we truft) in Jefus 
on the 2^ of March AD 17S5 
in the 50*^' year of his Age 
and 20^^' of his Miniftry 
He was found in the faith. Fervent in Prayer 

An accomplished preacher 
of a most amiable candid Temper, 
Great flability & fingular prudence 
Grave in his Deportment, eminent for piety, 
Abounding in Benevolence & Hofpitality 
Refignation and all the focial Virtues. 
Blefsed are the dead wiio die in the Lord. 
Think what the Chriftian Preacher, friend shou'd be, 
You've then his Character, for fuch was He 

In memory of 


who died at Stratford 

Mar 18, 1 794 

Aged 62. 



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Memory of 

1 !;'■.;':;;;: 

two children of 

Danifx & 

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Hannah Bartholomew 


Martha died Aug. 


1795 • *'^G^*^ ^^ years. 


Solomon died June 14^^ 


1803 aged 15 years. 





. ]\Iemory of , 

Lieut. Area Cook 

who departed this life 

April the ii^^' AD 1795 : 

In the 35^^ year of his 


Ko more my friends will I complain 
I hid you all farewell, 
With glad concern I move my lips 
Andfweet Ilofanna crowns the Lord. 


daughter of 

Oliver and 

Abigail Todd 

died Aug 31ft 

aged 2 years 


Memory of Mr. 

Hez^* Bunell 

who departed this 

Lif fuddenly by the 

fall of a P>uilding 

Nov'" the 24^^' i797» 

in the 38"^ year of 

his age. 

Alafs how frail is Mortal Man, 
How few his (fays, how short his span. 




Memory of 

Mrs HuT.DAH wife of 

Mr. Aaron I^Iathews 

who deserted this life 

April 27*^ 1797 •* 

aged 81 


Son of Brainard & 

Rhoda Lindsley died 

March 21, i79'S aged 

6 months 

Sacred to the Memory of 

Stephen who died Oct. 

24, 1798 aged 14 months 


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These early Georgetown records are printed from a cop}' of the 
original, made in 1887 b}' Mr. E. M. TratFord, son of tlie town clerk 
of Georgetown. While it is not intended to present this printed copy 
as a perfect transcript of the original records, yet it is so nearl}- per- 
fect that gcncalogisLs will surely be glad to receive these records in 
a convenient form for reference. 







George and Jane, 

Sept. 8, 1728. 


ti li (( 

July 2, 1732. 



Daniel and Rebecca, 

June 22, 1751. 


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May 27, 1753. 



(( (( 

Sept. 30, 1755. 


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Saml. and Eleanor, 

Sept. 22, 1743. 


<( «( 

Mar. 31, 1745. 


Beuj. and Mary, 

Sept. 2, 1757. 


i( (( 

Jan. 21, 17G0. 


(( (( 

May G, 17C2. 


Aaron and Martha, 

June C, 1794. 


«i it 

Jan. 25, 1790. 


(( «( 

April 10, 1793. 


It «( 

Oct. 20, 1800. 


(( <t 

July 29, 1803. 


i( ■ n 

Mar. 24, 180G. 


<( (( 

July 18, 1809. 


i( n 

Apr. 30, 1812. 


Dan^ jr., and Mary, 

Aug. 20, 178G. 



George and Sarah, 

June C, 1745. 


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Oct. 8, 1749. 


€f (i 

Dec. 25,1751. 


(( (< 

April 2, 1754. 
at Mount (noun;;?) 









George and Sarah, 

Apr. 12, 1756. 




(( (( 

Oct. 18, 1759. 


(( (( 

Nov. 23, 17G1. 



Wm. and Rebecca, 

Jan. 10, 1757. 


(( (C 

Feb. 5, 1759. 



Meliitable? (son 

?) Jeremiah and Abigail, 

Apr. 26, 1756. 

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(( (( 

Feb 9, 1758. 


James Sewall, 

Wm. and Jane, 

April 29, 1808. 



Andrew and Lidia, 

May 28, 1757. 




Peter and Elizabeth, 

Sept. 17, 1757. 




Jos. and Elizabeth, 

Aug. 22, 1762. 



(( a 

Apr. 8, 1764. 



(( -K 

Mar. 5, 1766. 




Wm. and Martha, . 

Jan. 17, 1739-40. 



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May 28, 1742. 



t( (( 

Jan. 27, 1744-5. 



(( (( 

Nov. 25, 1746. 



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Mar. 15, 1750-1, 

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(( (( 

Feb. 18, 1754. . 



Thos. and Margaret, 

Apr. 22, 17S0. 
d. 10-7-1802. 


(( c< 

July 6, 1782. 

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c< . tt 

June 17, 1784. 


(( t( 

Oct. 26, 1786. 
d. 10-7-1805. 


(( (( 

Mar. 31, 1788. 



<( (( 

Nov. 29, 1790. 



(( {( 

Dec. 31, 1794. 



4( (( 

Dec. 13, 1797. 

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(( (C 

Oct. 5, 1801. 



George and Mary, 

Nov. 27, 1807. 

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(( (( 

Mar. 7, 1809. 




Joshua and Mary, 

Oct. 17, 1751. 


Jos i ah. 

(( (( 

Mar. 17, 1754. 

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(( (( 

Mar. 3, 1756. 




Joseph and Mercy, 

Sept. 30, 1750. 

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(( n 

Mar. 17, 1752. 


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Mar. 1, 1754. 

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(( it 

July 15, 1756. 

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Mehi table, 

<( t( 

Nov. 27, 1758. 



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Jan. 13, 1761. 

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<(' (( 

Mar. 1, 1763. 



James and Jane, 

Nov. 23, 1751. 


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Aug. 28, 1755. 

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James and Jane, 

July 30, 1757. 



Nathaniel and Mary, 

Dec. 22, 1755. 


(( (( 

June G, 1757. 


(( (< 

Feb. 22, 1759. 


(( (( 

Dec. 10, 17G0. 


Joseph and Lidia, 

Sept. 15, 1740 


(( (( 

Aug:. 3, 1742. 



(( (( 

June 3, 1744. 


(( (( 

Apr. 2, 1748. 


(< (( 

Apr. 23, 1751, 

( ( ( ( 

May 3, 1753. 

■' son 

(( (( 

Jan. 26, 1750. 


John and Roda, 

Aug:. 1, 1772. 



<4 (( 

Aug. 2, 1774. 


(( (( 

May 12, 177G. 



Timotljy and Mary, 

Nov. 4, 17GG. 


(( (( 

May 6, 17G8. 


t( (( 

Aug. 31, 1770. 


(( (( 

Apr. 13, 177- 


Josiali and Hannah, 

June 15, 1790. 


(( (I 

Jan. 23, 1792. 


(( (( ' 

Feb. 10, 1794. 



(( _ t( 

Oct. 12, 1795. 


(i <i 

Nov. 20, 1797. 


(( (( 

Mar. 2, 1800. 


Theophilus and Mary, 

May 27, 1797. 


(( (( 

Dec. 29, 1798. 

Jordan P., 

(t (( 

Oct. 4, 1801. 

Amos Mains, 

(( K 

Jan. 25, 1804. 


Elijah and Sally, 

Jan. IG, 1790. 


(( . i( 

Jan. 3, 1793. 


(( C( 

Sept. 2, 1794. 


((' (( 

June IG, 1796. 


(( (( 

Mar. 20, 1798. 


(( ti 

May 10, 1800. 


(( (( 

Aug. 18, 1802 



Jos,, jr., and Elizabeth, 

May 31, 1788. 


(( (( 

Apr. 25, 1790. 


t( (( 

Nov. 17, 1792. 


(( (( 

Apr. 1, 1795. 


Joseph and Deborah, 

Aug. 20, 17G2 


It a 

Apr. 8, 17G4. 


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Mar. 5,. 17GG. 


(( (( 

June 25, 17G8. 

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Joseph and Deborah, 

June 18, 1770. 



July 25, 1772. 



Jan. 8, 1775. 



Oct. 13, 1776. 

James, • 


Mar. 3, 1779. 



May 15, 1781. 



Oct. 14, 1783. 


Lazarus and Agnes, 

Dec. 20, 1805. 


d. 6-20, 1806. 





June 4, 1807. 




Jan. 4, 1810. 

Geo. Washington, 



Mar. 17, 1812. 
d. 8-13, 1812. 

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and Eunice, 

May 20, 1806. 




Jan. 28, lf!08. 


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Apr. 15, 1811. 



Jos. and Elizabeth, 

Nov. 14, 1766. 




Apr. 16, 1768. 




Oct. 30, 1770. 




Mar. 20, 1772. 


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Apr. 20, 1774. 




Apr. 22, 1776. 




and Olive, 

May 27, 1778. 


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May 13, 1780. 





June 28, 1782. 




Aug. 17, 1785. 



Jeremiah and Jane, 

Sept. G, 1797. 



Dec. 14, 1798. 




Dec. 3, 1800. 

Nancy (Montville) 


May 30, 1803. 




May 22, 1806. 




Aug. 15, 1808. 

Samnel, , 


Apr. 3, 1811. 

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and Phebe, 

Oct. 2, 1816. 



Mar. 9, 1819. 




Oct. 1, 1821. 



Aug. 19, 1823. 

Jamt^s Henry,' 


Oct. 4, 1825. 



Feb. 23, 1829. 



Daniel and Anne, 

Oct. 8, 1780. 

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Sept. 10, 1782. , 



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Oct. 25, 1785. 





Mar. 9, 1787. 






Oct. 11, 1792. 




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Prudence & Molly, 

Daniel and Anne, 

Sept. 5, 1795. 


(( (( 

Sept. 10, 1797. 

Judge, dau. 

tt ft 

]\Iar. 10, 1800. 


Chris'op'r and Sylvauias, 

Oct. 31, 1800. 


H <( 

Jan. 1, 1803. 


Daniel and Elizabeth, 

Nov. 2, 1793. 


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Oct. 29, 1795. 


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Oct. 23, 1797. 

Stephen Lovell, 

(< (( 

May 22, 1800. 


{( (( 

Sept. 12, 1802. 


Samuel Manson, 

Ezekiel and Nancy, 

Mar. 23, 1801. 




(( a 

May 25, 1803. 

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Frederick Stinson, 

Stephen and Nancy, 

Sept. 20, 1802. 


Mary Ann, 

(( (( 

July 17, 1804. 



John and Margaret, 

Feb. 7, 1811. 

Mercy Jane Laha, 

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Apr. 15, 1813. . 



Wm. and Sarah, 

July 2, 1753. 



John and Eliz. Uairdcn, 

Dec. 2G, 1787. 


John and Kath., 

Aug. 10, 1776. 


tt a 

July 28, 1780. 

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Jan. 19, 1783. 


Elvira, Phipsburg, 

Jas. and Nancy, 

Feb. 15, 1814. 

James, " 

(( ti 

Jan. 23, 181G. 


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Nov., 1817. 




Jonathan and Hannah, 

Mar. 8, 1754. 

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(( (( 

Sept., 1758. 



Alex, and Frances, 

July 28, 1741. 


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June 10, 1744. 



John and Nancy, 

Aug. 14, 1775. 


(( (t 

July 20, 1777. 


(< tt 

June 5, 1779. 


tt tt 

July 22, 1781. 


tt tt 

Oct. 3, 1783. 


it tt 

Feb. 21, 1783. 


it tt 

Apr. 26, 1788. 



Sept. 27, 1790. 


tt tt 

Feb. 11, 1793. 


tt ft 

Oct. 30, 179G. 



Wra. and Elizabeth, 

Jan. 15, 1731. 


ft ft 

Oct. 8, 1733. 



It • it 

Aug. 2, 1730. 


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Mar. 2, 1739. 


(( ' tt 

Apr. 21, 1741. 


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Aug. 10, 1743. 

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The Pillsbuuy Family. 

The 250th minlversary of the settlement of Willifim Pils- 
bery in New Enixland was duly observed by his descend- 
ants, in Newbury[)ort, iNLiss., in such a manner as to make 
the occasion aniemorahle one. 

This is the third meeting of the family and it brought 
out the largest gatlu^'ing that has yet attended. They 
came from all parts of the United States. These family 
reunions were brouirht about throuirh the inthience and 
exertions of Misses Emily A. and Ellen P. Getchell, who 
are among the descendants and who have spent consider- 
able time in preparing the genealogy of the Pillsbury fam- 
ily. In this work they have taken a great interest and 
yesterday there were present 176 descendants to the tenth 
<]^eneration. The oldest was Judire Nehemiah O. Pills- 
buiy, of Montclaii", N. J., who is in his eighty-fiflh year; 
the youngest, Laura Evelyn Merrill, of Danvers, aged 
twenty-one months. It is interesting to note that between 
the ages of 50 and 55, 11 were present ; between 55 and 
GO, G; GO and G5, 10; 65 and 70, G; 70, and 75 5; 75 
and 80, 4, and 80 and 85, 4. 

The first meeting ^vas held in 1888 with lOG present. 
In 1889 there were 111 and this year, a gain of G5 was 

The President, lion. A. E. Pillsbury of Boston, called 
the assemblage to order. The exercises opened with an 




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organ selection by Perley Pillsbury of Lynn. After prayer 
WHS offered, the president made an address of welcome in 
which he expressed his pleasure at meeting so many on 
this occasion. He said tliat they were there to do honor 
to the family and spoke of its eminent respectability and 
social standing; its early genealogy and organization, and 
thought it especially fitting that the family of Pilsber}^ 
should gather here in the very spot where it first took 
root. He heartily congratulated the family on the good 
j)rogress made and the large attendance on this day. The 
lollowing original hymn was sung: 



On this reunion day 
Let every heart be gay, 

Tuneful each voice ! 
Let the loud anthems rise 
Until they reach the skies, 
Where souls in paradise 

With us rejoice. 

Come, let us tell in rh3nne 
IIow from old England's clime 

O'er the wild sea, 
William, our founder came, 
Bearing the Pillsbury name. 
Ever to live in fame — 

In histor}' : 

How in this ancient town 
Set he his standard down, 

Builded a home ; 
Children around his knee 
Clustered and laughed in glee, 
■ Happy and blest was he 

Nor cared to roam : 

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How centuries rolled away, — 
' Two and a lialf to-day, — 

Since William came ; 
And here liis progeny 
This anniversar}^, 
From near and far away 

Meet in his name. 

Age, 3'outh and childhood sweet, 
Gladly together meet. 

Smiles everywhere ! 
Statesmen and scholars grand, 
Merchants and lawyers stand, 
Greeting witli friendly hand 

Each other here. 

May every hour be bright 
With beams of pure delight, 

Father ! we pray ; 
And when we're called to part, 
Never from any heart 
Shall the mem'ry depart ' 

Of this grand day. 

Prof. John II. Pillsbury of Smith College was next in- 
troduced who said : 

The greatness of any people depends not upon the age 
in which its lot may fall to work out a destiny for itself, 
nor yet upon the portion of this with which it may bring 
in subjection to its own peculiar control. Nor is national 
grandeur measured by the mngnitude of its property. 

The traveller in Egypt is struck with amazement as he 
stands before the monument of a once mighty people, rel- 
ics of so gi'and an age that he wonders in what period of 
human history they can have existed. In mngnificence of 
conception and difhculty of execution they seem the re- 
sults of the present century. But when the historian seeks 




to learn to what age they belong he finds that they date 
beyond the reach of authentic history. We are hardly 
conscious, the speaker said, of the influence of this grand- 
eur of achievement upon the civilization of this century. 

He spoke of ancient proud monuments, achievements 
of fame, magnificence of ait and architecture of ancient 
days and the progress being made by old countries in civ- 
ilization, religiously and morally, holding that the people 
were ambitious in seeking after truth and light. Ot Egypt 
and Babylon, China, India, Itome and the ever changing 
condition of the Jewish people, the speaker dwelt upon 
interestingly and in support of his theories. 

Nor must we forget, he said, to look across the miles of 
ocean that lie between us and a little inland on the out- 
skirts of Europe, separated it would seem from contention 
for i)lace and power and 3^et the source of more that is 
grand and promising of future grandeur in modern civili- 
zation and thought than any other spot of equal size on 
the whole earth. 

What was true of the arts and arms of ancient Rome 
is now significantly true oi' the culture and civilization of 
Great Britain; not onl}' reaching civilization herself but 
having done a liberal share in the civilization. 

Those influences which take hold upon the minds and 
hearts of men are those which endure beyond the present 

The si)eaker felt that he would be out of fashion to an 
almost unwarrantable decree did he not follow the custom 
prevailing in town and family celebrations and glorify the 
marvelous pi-ogress of this beloved land of ours, with its 
unprecedented progress of nnitual prosperity and iesthetic 
resources, and many things which are the admiration of 
other nations and which certainly are justly the pride of 
every loyal citizen of the republic. 

more prominent forms in which the social unrest is shown. 
Leirishitive and labor combinations Avill not afford the re- 
lief. Tlie same power that gained in ihe race for wealth 
"will gain in every contest between capital and labor unless 
another and nobler spirit enters the arena. One truly 
christian ca[)italist can do more for the laboring classes 
than all the lal)()r oriranizations of the country have yet 
done. Thaidv God tliere are a few who are alive to this 
opportunity but, alas ! too many offer the laborer only as 



It was his present purpose to call attention to what he 
felt sure he would be ai^reed with in thinkin": was of more 
value and importance, viz. : the peculiar spirit of the true 
American citizen. In answer to what it is he would say : 
"Love of Lii)erty," — lil)erty of life and limb, liberty of 
thought and s[)eech, libert}' of conscience. 

Coming down to the early settlement of New England, 
the establishment of freedom and free institutions, one is . 

impressed u^ith the love these settlers bore for their old 
homes by tiie way they duph'cated the towns of their na- ; 
live countries here in New England soil. From Derby 
and Somerset, from Essex and Suffolk, Norfolk and York 
came these nol)le men. 

The constant and rapid influx of foreigners, with no 

knowledo-e of our institutions, the sneaker held was a 

menace to our future prosi)erity. He thought the only V 

remedy was throui^h the education of the masses that come 

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to our shores in the public schools and by teachers in per- | 

feet symp:ithy with American institutions. The public | 

school is the nursei-y of the republic. Long live the pub- | 

lie school founded by our fathers, and he is the most dan- | 

gerous of traitors who is the enemy of public schools. | 

The other ^reat danu'er is the social unrest which per- |;l,: 

vades all our larire cities : the airitation of class feeliniy and I' ; 

distinction, the contest between labor and capital are the | ; ■ 



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good as he gives. We want not theology but religion. 
We have theology enough in the past to send us all to 
perdition. For Christ's sake, let us have a Christianity 
that takes hold on the masses and reaches every avenue 
of public and private life. As I have looked over the 
worthy names of our brothers and sisters who have made 
us who are unknown to fame proud of the name we bear, 
I am impressed with the fact that one may find every shade 
of political, social, theological and conmiercial life. The 
only thing I am unable to see that we lack is a blue Puri- 
tan persecutor. 

Mrs. Lucy (Chandler) Pillsbury of Lynn rendered a 
vocal selection in an admirable maimer, which evoked the 
hearty applause of those present. Being encored, she sang 
"Home, Sweet Home." 

Next was an original poem b}- Miss Emily Getchell of 
this city. It w^as ably delivered by Miss Getchell, and 
well received. The poem is given below : 

I KINGS, Yiii : 54-66. 

In the grand history of the human race. 
The Almighty Author many a page repeats ; - 
AVhat hoots it whether on the Judean hills, 
'Mong noithern snows, or wlicrc the western seas 
• Beat sand or rock}^ shores, the chu[)ter lies ; 
The story is the same, who runs may read. 

The Stuart sits brooding in fair Whitehall ; 

Over its turrets the wind hlows free ; 
He plots and schemes best how his purse to fill, 

For careless of honor or trutli is he ; 
While from castle and manor and cotta2:e door, 
Gentle and sini[)le, the rich and the poor,. 
To port and haven flock more and more : 

The nation's best blood dares the western sea. 

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Down the rougli channel the little waves dance, 

While salt and sweet blows the west wind free ; 
And challenging hindrance the ships sail out, 

Bearing seed of a nation tliat is to be. 
^'Farewell, dear England !" the wanderers sa}'', 
As widening the waters grow chill and gray 
With a low-hanging storm that broods over the way ; — 
A path tliat leads on to uncertainty. 

The pra3'er and praise rose from fervent lips, 

Through storm and shine on the west wind free, 
Till the sea-worn barks with their canvas furled, 

Dropped anchor at last in a harbor's lee ; 
While forth from the pine-cooled solitude 
To the souls that hungered for hope's sweet food. 
Voices seemed murmuring of cheer and good. 
In the new strange countr}- the}' longed to see. 

The slow months came, and the slow months went. 
While sorrow and death mocked the west wind free ; 

And the wilderness grim, like the giant of old. 
Was a fierce unconquered enem3\ 

And mutterings of jealous}', wrath and fear, 

Came on the winds to their anxious ear. 

And wreck and ruin seeinsd hovering near: 
The price was costly for liberty. 

Tiiey builded for times that they should not see, 

With brave unselfishness born of trust 
That the God who guided tliem over the deep. 

Would lead their children when they were dust. . 
Leaving the fatherland not for greed 
Of gold, or pressure of earthly need. 
Or lust of adventure ; they could but plead 

Zeal for conscience and worship just. 

Stout words come back from the dim old years. 

The wind of the past brings them fearless and free ;• 




"I count that my country where dearest friends are, 
And where God b}' my deeds shall most glorified be !"^ 

In the cit}'' he nursed, stands his statue on high, 

Where the tumult of traffic rolls ceaselessly by ; 

But all things are changed save the same arching sky, 
The blue mist}' hills, and the restless sea. 

'Tis an old, old stor}-, told many times o'er, 

Till its phrases are worn, like the characters brown ; 

In our lives of whirl and bustle, the din 
Of to-da}'^ impatiently crowds it down. 

Our fathers slow journeyed by forest and stream ; 

We annihilate space by the giant of steam, 

Make the lightning answer the wizard's dream 
And speak by his mandate from town to town. 

While with comfort lapped round who remembers the time 
When coarse was the loaf and but scanty the cheer, 

And the homespun garment of fashion rude 
Was but half defence from the winter drear? 

When a pitch-knot lighted the low-browed room 

Where the goodwite toiled at her wheel or loom, 

And the children pored in the semi-gloom 

O'er the few poor books from their meagreness dear? 

When life was a monotone, serious, sad ; 

The earth was a desert, and God a judge stern ; 
And labor in sweat of the brow the decree, 

Tiie primeval curse which the youngest must learn? 
When no festival shade was on any day thrown. 

When Cinistmas was Popish, July 4th 3'et unknown, 
And November's Thanksgiving stood chilly and lone. 

While feasting to fasting was ready to turn? 

Their narrowness causes a tolerant sigh ; 

Our judgment more lax would their straightness deride; 
Forgetting the time ruled the temper and men, 

While we walk in the light to their footstci)s denied. 

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They Sowed and we reap : on to-day's harvest-plain, 

Our han(»s overflowing with joy's golden grain, 

Speak the yesterday's seed-time of patience and pain ! 

AVe are richer because the}^ have lived and died. 

A business meeting Avas next held. Reports were pre- 
sented by the secretary, treasurer and genealogist, and 
it was voted to proceed to the election of officers. 

A nominating committee was chosen to report a list of 
officers for the year ensuinir- Tiieir report recommended 
the old board of officers with a sin<i;le exception, and they 
were accord itiiily elected. They are : 

President — Hon. A. E. Piilsbury of Boston. 

Vice-president — Hon. W. S. Pilsbury of Derry, N. H. 

Secretary — Hon. E. L. Pilsbury of Charlestown. 

Treasurer — Charles E. Pilsbury of Biddeford, Me. 

Finance committee — Luther B. Piilsbury, Samuel ll. 
Pillsl)ury, Caleb K. Piilsbury. 

Committee on reuni(ms — Samuel Pillsl)ury, Flarvey H. 
Piilsbury, James N. Pillsbuiy, Ellen P. Getchell, Chas. 
A. Piilsbury. 

Committee on genealogy — John H. Pillsbur}^, Albert 
F. Bradbury, Emily A. Getchell. 

Historian — Emdy A. Getchell. 

The anniversary ode was then sung as follows : 


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Hail, liappy day ! we've longed to greet y 
\s\W\ jo}- each loving face we meet; 

We clasp the hands of kindred dear | 

From distant homes who gather here. J' 

From north and south, fiom east and west 

AV^e meet here where our fathers rest. 

To see and tread the hills and plains 

Round which their memoiy still remains. I 

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We think of tliose who long ago 
In these rude wilds saw freedom grow, 
And won for us thro' toils' annoy, 
The blessings that we now enjo}^. 

Ma}^ we all tread the paths they trod, — 
The children serve the fathers' God ; 
And when on earth we meet no more 
Rejoin them on the deathless shore. 


The family adjourned to Fraternity hall whore awaited 
thoni a fine dinner served bv^ caterer Howard P. Cnri"ier. 

Interesting remarks were made after dinner by Judiie 
Nehemiah O. Pillsl)urv of Montelair, N. J. ; Parker Pills- 
bur}^ of Concord, N. H. ; Hon. George A. Pillsbury of 
Minneapolis; Hon. Jolm S. Pillsbury of ^Minneapolis, ex- 
governor of Minnesota ; Charles A. Pillsbury of Roanoke, 
Vii. The latter delivered an impromptu verse which is as 
follows : 

^'Strolling by the market-place on a busy day, 

Listening to the voiees, ciianting o'er the way, 

I hear al)ove all others, the old familiar cry 

Berries fine, for jam and wine, now's your chance to buy." 

^'Berries gathered here to-da}' are not bought and sold. 
Never wilt in any clime, mild or hot or cold, 
The wine and sauce the}' yield is J03' and peace to man 
The pleasant Newbuiy port and choice Pillsbuiy jam." 

At the close of the i)ost-prandial exercises, cars wei-e 
taken on the Hiub street line to visit the site of the old 
Pillsbury honse on High street, which lias been recently 
replaced b}^ ii new dwelling, an exact duplicate of the an- 
cient one. 

Tbis is tlie home of the Misses GctchcU, descendants 

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in the ninth generation of the original dwellers. This prop- 
erty came into the possession of the Pillsburys in 1651. 
An hour or two was spent pleasantly here, after which 
the family took evening trains for their several homes, 
well pleased with what had been a glorious reunion. 


President Pillsbury had the pleasant task of presenting 
to the secretary an oaken cane and to the treasurer an 
oaken box made from timbers taken from the ancient Pills- 
bury house. 

The Misses Gctchell were presented with an oil-paint- 
ing of the interior of the old house. 



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preparation, is solicited. 

1. TAPLEY. Mr. Eben Putnam is compiling a genealogy of the de- 
scendants of Manslield Tapley who died in Cliarlestown about 1732, 
and who was probably bora in England about 1(;80. His brother Rich- 
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All descendants of Manslleld and Mary CJohnson) Tapley are re- 
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are invited to correspond with Mr. Putnan). 

The Genealogy will commence in some future number of the Record. 

70. JOB SAYRK born H\V2, Bedfordsliire, Eng., had sixty acres at 
Ruinney marsh granted to nira in 1G38. He is said by Savage and 
Howell to have been a son of TIioiul's Sayre who was also one of the 
graniees at L3'Mn in lG;vS, but was probably iiis i)rotliei-. 

In 1640 they removed to Southampton, L. I., and were of the orig- 
inal eight " undtTtakers." 

The name of .Job Savre appears in various lists till Mar. 8, 1G49-50, 
after which it is not found in the records of Southampton. 

In the second division of lands Feb. 1, 1G55-G, there is no allotment 
to Job Sayre or any representative, from which I conclude he had then 
died or remoNed. 

In Oct., lt;50, a Job Sayre witnessed an affidavit of John Treworgy 
Jn relation to land at PascHtaway, and there can be little douijt that 
he was the Job Sayre formerh' of Southainplon. 

Did he .settle at Paseataway, and is anything further known of him, 
his wife or children? Was lie the ancestor of the Say res of Wells 
and Kennebunk? 

71. PRESTO^i. A Jolin Preston buys land in Killingly, Conn., in 
1707. In 172G he sells laud to Col. Samuel Brown of Salem, Mass. 
In 1721 Levi Preston (wife Elizabeth) buys land in K. lie died in 
1781. Wauletl tlie earlier family connected of these Prestons espec- 
ially of Levi and wife. 

riease address Samuel P. Mav. 

Newton ,Mass. 

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Epitaph to Joe Bkown, a pioneer of Faj'ette Co., Oliio, a baker: 

"Beneath this crust of upheaved earth 

A pioneer baker lies, 
And like tiie rolls he used to mould 

We hope at hist he'll rise." 

Pii.LSiJ en Y Family G EX r.ALOc.y. — I\ E. A. netc-licil of X( ubury- 
port is prepaiin"; a <:eneaio.i:y of the descendants of AVilliani rillsbtTV, 
who settled in Dorchester in IGil and died in Kewbury, 1G8<I. The 
record was l)eguii l)y ^Ir. David B. rillsbury of h'eading jmd now con- 
tains over three thousand names of persons connected with the fani- 

Funeral Rings.— "Abi;; | Edwards | Ob : 9 : Jan ] 17G0 .E 81." 
This liiiiT beariujj; the above inscription was plou.i!;lR^tl up in Biirlinc:- 
ton recently. It has a flat surface and a settinji: of three stones. The 
middle stone contains the picture of a skull. Mrs. Abigail EtUvards 
was the daughter of Isaac and Beriah (Bright) Fowle of Chai'lestosvn, 
born 7 Aug., 1G79, and married, first, Wm. Smith, who was a sea cap- 
tain and merchant and died in Charlestown, 1730, leaving a number of 
children; one of his descendants was Abigail, wife of President John 

Mrs. Smith married, secondly. IMr. Edwards. There is a portrait of 
Mrs. Smith ICdwards in Bond's Watertown. 

lion. J. II. Burnham, of Bioominizion, 111., has a funeral ring whieh 
he found while plouLHiing "Wise's Field" in Essex, Mass.. during l^a-t. 
The ring is inscribed •' Obt W. G., 12 Oct., 1712." W. G. being Wil- 
liam Goodhue of Essex. 

The Becouds ok Bahhadoks in the Colonial Secretary's Office are 
nt last secure from wanton destruction which at one time threatened 
them. A comuuttee has been appointed to inquire into antl report on 
the condition of tiie Kecords of tiie Island. 

This committee consists of Mr. Clement C. Knollys, Colonial Secre- 
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The first booJc (800 pp.) of births, marriages and deaths of the town 
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Adams, lirastow, iii.^hop, Boyden, Ballon, Blake, Bacon, Clark, 
Cowell, Clieever, Dunton, Darliui:, *Day, Dinsmore, Fail banks, ♦Fish- 
er, Force, Grant, tjay, George, *Guild, Ileaton, Hancock, Haws, li:ill, 


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*Pray, l*tirt.i*icl^e, *Poiu1, PuflVr, Kay, KocUlaiid, Kiii:t:le>^, Sliiittlewortli , 
Streeter, Shepnrd, Thurston, *Ware, Wh.tney, "Willsoii. Wijiht. 

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Historic Sfots, Mass. The committee appointed by the 
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Among other leconnneiuhitions i.s one to recnt the inscription on Gov. 
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The proposal to restore tlie moiimneiit whicli marks tlie 
grave of Governor Bradstreet has excited a general inter- 
est in this comninnilv where his tlescciKlants arc nnnierous 
and some of them very distinguished. The poet Dana 
and his ejninent son, the advocate and wiitcr, the poet 
Holmes with his son, the judge, the great Channing, and 
AVendell Phillips, the matchless orator, are counted among 
them. l)ut no i)ro[)osal possessing a degree of interest 
can he broached in an intelliirent con)mnnitv, without ex- 
citing opposition. Tlie tomb in which the Xestor Gov- 
ernor, in 1G97, — the Nestor Preacher, John Iligginson, 
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84 SIMON bradstheet's grave. 

a connection of iNIadnmeBradstreet, in 1708, — and Madame 
Bradstreet herself, in 1713, were nndoubtedly laid to rest, 
is now, be the title good or bad, in possession of parties 
alien to the Bradstreet line, and lias been so held for a 
century, and the representatives of these claimants not un- 
naturally object to all interference with their long-estab- 
lished rights of possession. 

Governor Bradstreet died March 27, 1697. Cotton 
Mather, writing in 1697-8, said he died in Salem, and Felt, 
w)'iting in 1827, said he was buried in Salem, giving his 
epitaph in an English version. The General Court of the 
Pro\ ince was in session at the time of his death, and vo- 
ted, jMarch 30, 'In consideration of the long and Extraor- 
dinary service of the Ilono'^*^*-' Simon Bradstreet, Esq'^', 
l[ale] Govein'^' of the Colony of the ^Massachusetts Bay, 
who is now deceased and to be interred, — that One hundred 
Pounds be allowed and paid out of the publick Treasury, 
towards the defravini>- the change of S'^^ Interuient." 

Tlie Governor had madeawill, datedDecember 23, 1689, 
which was admitted to probate April 22, 1697, in which, 
while disposing, amongst many other items, of two grnnts 
of five acres each, conferred on him "for service done for 
y^ Colony," — of arrears due him " for sahuy as late gov- 
ernor of y^ Colony," — of "a sett of gold shirt buttons," — 
of "spectacles set in gold bows," — of "two negro's," mother 
and daughter, "not to be sold to any s:ive in way of mar- 
ria^i^e," and of "£ 50 in a little trunk standini]^ in the best 
chamber," — these la>t to his "well beloved wife", — his 
"deare and loving wife. Mistress An Bradstreet", who 
l)roceeded at once to free the elder of the negi'oes, — he 
also modestly provided for his own burial "in such decent 
manner as my Executor or Executors herein after named 
and survivinir Friends shidl think convenient." 

The fine old magistrate seems to have lived and died on 

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the best pcjssible terms with his wife, and she, being con- 
siderably the 3'oungev of the twain, survived him for sixteen 
years, living the while at Salem, where she died, April 19, 
1713. Judge Sewall, whose diary is invaluable in these 
matters, was a constant visitor at Madame Bradsti^eet's as 
often as court sat in Salem. He called at the old Bi ad- 
street Mansion at recorded dates in the years, 1701, 1705, 
1707, 1710 and 1711. On December 14, 1708, the court 
sitting at Salem on that day, he makes this entry : 

"In the afternoon, the nged and Excellent Divine, M'^'. 
John Iligginson, is laid in Gov^'. Bradstreet's Tomb. . . 
"Wi'S laid in the Tomb a HUIl' before Sun-set." 

The grave next to the tomb in question, about two feet 
away to the North, is that of the widow of the Rev. John 
Higginson, buried there within three months after his 
death, as the stone shows. 

On Friday, April 2, 1G97, Judge Sewall makes this 
entrv of the funeral of Governor Bradstreet, at which he 
officiated as a "Bearer" and was duly presented with 
"King and Scarf." 

"Ride to Salem. It rained most of the way, and ^X't, a 
little beyond the Butts, Col. Gedny met the Gov^. with a 
small Troop ; and in the Rain led us aloiio* tlu'oui'h the 
Town to the Fort, to view it and see whnt condition 'twas 
in ; and also the Brest Work : Back to Col. Geduev's : 
dined there. Fi'om about two post meridiem^ the wether 
clearVl and was warm. About 8 was the funeral ; Bearers, 
Mr. Danforth, Major Gen. Winthrop, ]Mr. Cook,^ Col. 
Hutchinson, Sewall, ]Mr. Secretary; Col. Gedney and 
Major Brown led the Widow: I bore the Feet of the 
Corps into the Tomb, which is new, in the Old Burying 

Probably very many would have assisted, had not the 
wether been discouraging. Three Volleys, but no Gieat 

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86 ■ SIMON bradstreet's grave.. 

Guns, 1)}^ reason of the Scarcity of Powder. Came home 
comfortably in the Sunshine ; which prov'd well ; for the 
next mornin£r was a set Rain. Ministers at the Funeral, 
Mr. AVillard, Mr. Shepard, Mr. Chiever, Mr. Higginson, 
Noyes, ]Mr. Hale, Mr. Gerrish, Mr. Hubbard of Ipswich, 
which are all I took notice of." 

AYe come now to the burial of ^Madame Bradstreet. 
The Historical Collections of the Essex Institute (Vol. iv, 
p. 186) contain this statement: 

"Madame Bradstreet was buried in the Charter Street 
Buiyiiig-Ground, by the side of the remains of her late 

Sewall makes an entr}^ about it in his diaiy, April 23, 
1713, and the "Boston News Letter" of the same date had 
called hcj' "One of the Excellent Ones of the Earth" and 
said she was buried in Salem. Savs Jud2:e Sewall ; "No- 
body asked me to go to Salem. I considered Madame 
Bradstreet had been a widow there sixteen years, and w;js 
loth to intercept any respect might be now shown to the 
Gentlemen there." 

AVe have then good ground for supposing that there was 
a tomb in Salem, as late as 1713, which contained the bones 
of l^nidstreet. Nor could it have been neglected. His 
son Dudley had lived at Andover until 1706. His grand- 
son and namesake, educated for the mim'stiy at his ex- 
pense, and one of the most learned men of hisgeneiution, 
preached at Charlestown, where he was settled before the 
Governor's death, until his own death in 1741. The Gov- 
ernor's great-grandson, also a clergyman and namesake, 
a son of the last named, preached in Marblehead from 
1738 until his death in 1771. 

In 1751, some change seems to have occurred in the 
condition of the tomb. A recent inspection of it discloics 

a ground floor of very ancient brick-work, so softened 


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and disiiitegnited with years that the interstices between 
the bricks have filled witli a red powder and disappeared. 
On the sides and roof of the arch, howev^er, appears a more 
modern application of mortar, which bears characters ev- 
idently inscribed tiiere when the material was fresh and 
plastic. 'Tliese tracings are not to be interpreted with ab- 
solnte assurance, but they bear this rendering better than 
any other, and may have been put there by the mechanics 
who did the work : 


W + CloA\^ 
(S) 1751 iTv. P. : : D. E. : 1751 (N) 



In 1768 we have an account of the tomb printed in the 
Boston Chronicle in these words : 

]\IeflVs. Meix and Flkv:ming [the pnblisliers] 

By giviiiij: tlie inclofed a place in your Chronicle, it beiiiG; now 
fc.ircc lejriblc on tlie iiionuniont, you'll obliijje a number of your friends, 
who tliink it worth prefervini?, 

Infcripi.i(ni iipou Governor I'jiadstrkkt's I'onib Stone, in Salem. 

SLMOX BKAl)STKKI'7r, Anniger ex Oidlne Senatorio in Colonia 
Mafracliufettenfi ab Anno IG.'JO uCq; ad Annum 1(173 Delude ad Annum 
1G70 Vice Gubertiator Deniq ; ad Aufunn 108G ejufdem Colonia) Com- 
nuini & Conftanti Populi SuflVai^io Gubernator Vir Judicis Lynceato 
pnuditus Queni nee ^NlinVe nee Ilonos allexit Begis Authoritatem & 
Topuli Llberlatem ajqua Lance libravit IJeliirione Cordatus A'^ia inno- 
cuus Mundum et viclt et defernit Die XXVII Mavcij Anno Dom ; 
M]:>CXCVJI Annoq; K. R's Gullielmi tertii IX et il^.Latis Aue XCIV. 

88 SIMON bradstreet's grave. 

The inscription corresponds substantially, but not prc- 
cisel}^ with a version of it printed by the Rev. Timothy 
Alden in his "American Epitaphs" [1814] who follows, 
but with some slight variations , a copy given by Dr. Bent- 
ley in his description of Salem, written in 1799, and again 
in an article in the P^ssex Resrister of 1817. These ver- 
sions and snndrv others differ enouirh to make it unlikely 
that they are all copied one from another, but that of the 
Chronicle of 1768, which has a strong flavor of authenticity, 
is the earliest of those now extant, and has been [1867] 
accepted by Ellis in his "Anne Bradstreet's Works in 
Prose and Verse." 

In 1789 the tomb seems to have changed hands. A pa- 
per is in existence, endorsed "CoP Benj'' Pickman, Bill of 
Sale for Tomb," which reads as follows : It is n.ot sealed, 
nor witnessed, nor acknowledged nor lecorded ; whether 
burial rights were ever conveyed in this informal way, — 
whether a structure of this magnitude was really trans- 
ferred for a consideration so ti'ifling as six pounds, it is 
not easy to determine at the present writing. Benjamin 
Pickman, the executor, had closed his iinal probate ac- 
count in 1785, and in iio paper of the estate of Benja- 
min Pickman, the testator, now on record at the probate 
office, whether it be will, inventory, appraisal, partition, 
account, license to sell, or receipt, is there any allusion to 
the Bradstreet tomb. Benjamin Pickman, senior, died 
in 1783, his son, Benjamin Pickman, junior, in 1819. 
The so-called "bill of sale" is in the words which follow. 
It is in the hands of descendants of jNlajor John Ilathorne, 
and no member of the Pickman family can be discovered 
who knows anything about it. 

Salem 4th Dec, 1789. 
Major John Hathorne and Cupt. Sainnel Ingersoll bou't of Jieiijainin 
Pickman Executor of tlie Will of the late Honourable Eonjaiuin 
Picknian Esquire cler. a Tomb in the burying Point (so calk-d). 


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The said Tomb was formerly the Property of Governor Bradstreet 
and I the said Benjamin in my capacity as Executor warrant to de- 
fend the same to the said Ilathorne and IngersoU against the lawful 

claims of all Persons. 

Benj^ Pickraan Executor. 

[On the reverse] 

Salem 4 Dec. 1789. 

Then rec'd of the said Ilathorne and IngersoU Six Pounds in full of 

the within. 

Beuja. Pickman, Executor. 

There had been a spot somewhere in Salem known to 
JiuliTC Scwall, in 1708, onlv eleven years after the Govern- 
or's death, and known ever since, as "Governor Bradstreet's 
tonil)." Thus far we have njade no ciTort to k)cate it. 
But now the means are at hand to determine where it is. 
If we can find a tomb in Sak^m answering- the description 
of the one sold bv Coh)nel Pickman in 1789, that is the 
J^radstreet tomb. It should l)e in the I>ui'yini>" Point, and 
it should also be in possession of the heirs or assigns of 
John Hathoi'iie and Samuel IngersoU. Captain Inger- 
soU married Major Flathorne's sister. 

The examination made on October 13, 1801, in pur- 
suance of action takfen b}' the city government, with the 
purpose of restoring the Bradstreet monument, should 
.the foundations prove sufficient, was conducted in the 
presence of his Honor, the ^Mayor ; of a joint special com- 
mittee of the City Council on monuments and records; of 
the health officers of the City ; of a select conunittee of 
the Essex Institute, and of several of the most accom- 
plished antiquaries and local historians of this section. It 
disclosed precisely what Avas soiight, — namely, an ancient 
tomb, old enough to have existed in ]()97, located in the 
l^iu'vinii' Point, and containing*- an iron casket which bore 
on its plate the name of a daughter of Capt. Samuel 
Ingersoll, biuied there as lately as 1858. The action taken 
also l)roiightout a protest from the grandchildren of Major 


John ILitliorne, who deelaied that both their grand fat lier, 
iVfajoi" Hathoriie (died 1835) and Capt. Samuel Iiigeisoll 
(died 1804) who married their great aunt, were l)iirie(l in 
that toml). A more complete identihcatioii could hardly 
be desiied. 

It is in no wa^' incumbent on us to explain the circum- 
stances of the transfer of this tomb from the ]:)()ssessi()n 
of the Bradstreets to that of the ])resent claitnants. Bat 
we are not without such aid as tradition can ailbrd. There 
is in the collections of the Essex Institute a bound vol- 
ume of the Boston Chronicle, beainnino^ with its iirst num- 
ber issued, December 21, ITGT, and bearing on the face of 
th:it tlist number the name, in writing, of "Mr. Cm-\ven." 
On a blaidv leaf inserted by the binder in front of this is 
written "S. Orne', 1802," the year of Samuel Curwen's 
d(nith : also, "^May. Steai-ns, Salem, 1838-9." On the mar- 
gin of the issue for Abnch 7-14, 17G8, against the com- 
munication about the tomb which has been already quoted, 
are these words, in a hand\vritin<2j thouirht by the late 
li()l)ert Peele and bv Mr. George \l. Curwen to l)e that of 
Samuel Curwen, and exhil)ite(l as such by Mr. l^eele, in 
t)une, 1870, at the oflice of the Salem Ileglslcr: "Ben son 
of Col'. 1j. Pickman sold y^ toml) being claimed by him 
for a small expence his fit her was at in repaiiing it ab'^ 
j" y^ 1793 or 1791 to one Daniel Ilathorne who now holds 
it." No doubt this note refers to the transaction above 
recited as occurrinir in 1789. If so, it contains an inaccu- 
rac}^ as to the l)arty piu'chasing and another as to the date 
of the transfer. But the ex[)lanation of the transfer may 
be the correct one. Ellis seems to have accepted it as 
such, and Campbell, in "Anne liradslieet and Ik.u- Tiu'.es," 
follows the same authority. Caj)t. Daniel Mathorne was 
the <>iandl'ather of our iireat romancer, and a brother of 
INlajor John, lie died, Api'il 18, 1796, and sleeps peace- 



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fully among his kindred, in a distant quarter of the an- 
cient grave yard. 

The tomb of Bradstreet occupies a sight!}' place in the 
westei'U central portion of Burying Point. It is surmounted 
by a simple monument of brick, 2 feet 6 inches above 
tlie a'round, and measuiino' 5 feet 8 inches in Icnjrth and 
2 feet 8 inches wide. This work is covered with a thick, 
heavy slab of brown sandstone, measuring three feet by 
six feet, and £>Tey Avith lichens, but bearini^: o1)vi()US tra- 
ces of the Roman lettering:' which tilled most of its surface. 
Every ap})liance known to the practised antiquary has 
been tried in vain in an eiibrt to decipher, if possible, two 
or three consecutive letters in some single line of the fa- 
nious epitaph. But time, the unrelenting destroyer, the 
^^Tempus edax lieruvi' of the Latin ])()et, and the elements, 
jealous of all antiquity save their own, have set their liat 
against this consummation. 

In April, 1835, the town board of health took steps to 
remove the accunuilated contents of certain neirlected 
tombs for which thev could Ihid no claimants, and oC which 
this Avas one, and to restore and sell the tombs. Public 
notice was given in September of that ye;ir ''that all tombs 
must be thereafter designated by inscrii)tion stones." Three 
old tombs, dating from 1()80, 1G87 and 1(390 respectively, 
toirether with the Bradstreet tomb, which Avas described 
as having a monument, but "no plate of inscription," were 
advertised to be repaired and sold in sjxty da3's, if not 
claimed. That this course was not. carried out ai)})ears 
from a card in the })ublic prints addressed "To the Board 
of Ilcndth of the Town of Salem," dated "Boston, October 
17, 1835," and signed by Nathaniel Bowditch, Daniel Sar- 
gent, Thomas L. Winthrop, E. Hersey Derl)}^ Henry 
Sarii:ent and L. M. Saruent, demand inij: th;it the bones of 
their ancestors "be restored to their respective toml)s forth- 


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with, so far as practicable, and placed tlierein, in suitable 
receptacles of brick or wood, there to repose in peace un- 
til the resurrection." 

This demonstration seems to have arrested the whole 
proceeding, but d()ui)tless the episode accounts for the 
statement repeated by Ellis as ti-adition in 1867, and as- 
serted by Campbell as fact in 1891, to the effect that an 
ancestor of Nathaniel Hawthorne "having taken possess- 
ion, "with no further scruple cleaned out the tomb, throw- 
ing the remains of the old Governor aud his family into a 
hole not far away." 

On the declivity west of the tomb, and so placed as to 
make it improbable that they can mark the head or foot of 
a grave, one of them about three feet from the Governor's 
monument, stand two low, well-cut, heavy, upright slal)s 
of brown sandstone, the lettering upon which is nearly 
gone. They seem to commemorate a husl)and and wife. 
Enough can be deci[)hered to show that they were erected 
to membeis of the Roby, Eobie, or Kobey family of Mar- 
blehead and Salem, one of whom, Thomas byname, mar- 
ried Mary, a daughter of llev. Simon Bradstrect of ]\lar- 
blehead. The persons buried here seem to have died in 
1722 and 1729 respectivel3^ There was a Kichard Ivobie 
of Marblehead, a i)rominent mci'chant, in 1008, and a 
Thomas Kobie of Salem, a preacher and physician, ^\ ho 
died, Auix. 28, 1729. Are the bodies in the tomb? 

This is not the place for characterizing Governor Brad- 
street. Eulogy is easy in such a case, but the task is by 
no means easy to tell what might have happened to Mas- 
sachusetts, had the njan who held his place lor more than 
half a centur}' proved dishone.-it or incapable, instead of 
what he was. Scant justice would be done the *'grand 
old man" in the space at ourcomm;ind. Able bicjgraphers 
have not been wanting. Doctor Palfray's New England; 

.>r '; )',>■ 'i' ■ ni'i'i'.'; ! 

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Drake's Boston ; Hutchinson's Massachusetts ; The Me- 
morial History of Boston ; Anne Bradsti'eet's Works in 
Prose and Yerse ; Moor's Memoirs of American Gov- 
ernors ; the publications of the Massachusetts Historical 
and of the New Enohind Historic Genealo":ical Societies 
ma}' all be consulted with profit and interest by the curi- 
ous student. The Boston Public Lilu-ary has lately ac- 
quired, at considerable cost, copies of two rare broadsides 
printed in London at the time of the accession of the 
House of Orans^e, containin<r conimunications addressed 
to Their Majesties on ^Massachusetts aflairs, signed b}^ 
Bradstrcet and doubtless the product of his [)en. In one 
of these the writer describes the uprising of the colonists, 
in the front of which, tliough eighty-six years ot age, he was 
sturdy enough to risk his head, and thus to earn the 
unique distinction of demanding and receiving in surren- 
der the sword of a Governor of ^lassachussetts. He thus 
describes to his Sovereign the outbreak which culminated 
in the arrest of Andros. "Accordingly upon the 18th 
day of April, 1680, the people arose as One Man, seized 
upon Sir Ivlmond Andross, the late Governour, and other 
of the Evil Instruments, and have secured them for what 
Justice Order from Your Majesties shall direct 
The thinu: was ellected without the least bloodshed or 

Cotton ]Mather, who could have felt no partiality for Gov- 
ernorBradstreet, since the Governor opposed and thwarted 
him in some of his witchcraft fanaticisms, st^des him "^'Pa- 
ier Paiviod^^' — "The Honourable Xestor of New England,'' 
and describes him as heading the Pevolution of 1089, "at 
the unanimous invitation of the people." After laying 
Cicero and other classic authors under contrii)ution, as 
was the fashion of his day, Mather proceeds to add to an 
epigrammatic L:itin couplet on the great Roman lawyer, 



Simon Pistorius, another of his own on the " Eminently 
prndent and upright administrator of our Lnvs, Simon 
Bradstreet." The original epitaph, as rendered in Eng- 
lish by the Great Divine, ran thus : 

"Enrth holds his mortal part; his honored name 
Shall put Time's impious hand to open sliame!" 

a prediction, in Bradstreet's case, fairly justified b}' the 

event. But when IMather came to adapt the epitaph still 

further by adding two Latin lines of his own, his muse 

certainh' seems to have mounted to a })remoniti()n of the 

strange unrest the future h;ul in store for the Great ^lag- 

istrate's "mortal part." He renders his closing couplet 

thus : 

"Here lies Xevv England's Father! "Woe tlie day! 
IIow mingles mightiest dust with meaner clay !" 

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OOUIJITY, MASS. 1636-1693. 


On ^farch 3, 163G, four courts were ordered " to be kept every 
'luarter. ] at Ipswieli to wliicii Xon'hury sliall belong, 2 at S;ilein to 
^v|lit•l^ Sangiis shall belong, 3 at Newtown" (now Cambridge) "to which 
Cliarlestown. Concord, Med ford, and Watertown shall belong, 4 at 
Iloston to which Ivoxbnry, Dorchester, Weymouth and Ilingham shall 
k'long." These courts were "to be ke}>t by such magistrates as shall 
I'e dwelling in or near the said towns, and by sucii otiier ))ersons of 
v.orth as shall be from time to time appointed b\' the General Court." 
Ofass. I^ecords, Vol. I, p. 169.) 

In 1639, it was ordered that "County Courts" be established in 
each County : i;Uo ••Strangers' or ^NFerchants' Courts" were established 
[Muss. Colonial L-urs, edition of 1600, p. 23). On :\Iarch 3, 1687, 
"Courts of SessioD-s"" and the "Inferior Court of Common Pleas" 
^vere cstablisbe !. ■ 

Tiie records of the County Court of Essex, at Salem, cover the pe- 
riod from Jan. 20. 1636 to 1092 and are in 42 volumes. A 43id vol- 
U'ue exists wlik-b contains miscellaneous papers from 1034 to 1093. 

June 2>S. ie:^2. •• Courts of General Sessions of the Peace" were 

oidered to be *• held and kept in each county" aad on Nov. 25, 1092, 

'Quarter Sessions of the Peace "and ".Inferior Court of Connnon 

J'leas" were established, but tiiese acts were disallowed by the Privy 

Council. Ang. ^2. u:.95. 

I lie reoDis 'I'f t .e Inferior Court of Common Pleas for Essex run 
honi 13 MsTcIr, i7^■^ to 28 March, 1780, and are contained in fifteen 
Volumes. ' 

I he rec^r/ri^ fA iije Court of General Sessions of the Peace cover 



the 3'ears from 27 June, 1G93 to 12 Oct., 1819 and are in fifteen 

These are the earliest Court Records in Essex Count_v with the ex- 
ception of two Yohnnes covering the year 1G92, made up of AVitcli. 
craft papers. 

As none of these records are properl}^ indexed the attempt is here 
made to suppl}' an abstract of each case and a complete index to the 
first four volumes of County Court Records. 

[The figures in parentheses refer to the page of the original volume. 
— Editok.] 

Vol. I. 

Babb, Thomas, of Salem, vs. John Prid of Salem, for debt. Sa- 
lem b^' i^v. Ct., 1G3G. (2) 

Chinn (Ching), George of Mhd., vs. Peter Busgatt of INIhcl. for 
debt. John Lyon of Mhd., Coll. Endicott and John Hardy of Salem. 
Salem, 10"> Qr. Ct. 1G38. (3) 

Pitts, Elizabetli of Dorchester vs. Daniel Salmon of Lynn, for 
debt. 25-4-1G39. (4) 

Prid-G, John of Salem vs. "William Vincent of Salem, for debt. 
14^1' Qr. Ct. 1G39. (4) 

Cartwright, Bethia of Salem. Will, made May 2, 1G40, proved 
4 mo., IGIO, her sister, Elizabeth Capon, in AValderswick, Sussex, 
Eng., INIary, wife of George Norton of Salem, John, son of John Jnck- 
son of Salem, Elizabeth Pellen, Elizabeth Nickson of Salem, all leg- 
atees. Witnesses, Thomas Warren and I'^lizabeth Nickson, both of 
Salem. (5) 

Pacy, Nicholas and his wife Katherin both of Salem, presented. 
Confession of their offence before marriage. (6) • 

Norton, Francis of Charlestown vs. Walter Knight of Salcni; for 
debt. Increase Noweli of Charlestoun Magistrate. (7) 

HollingWOrth, Richard of Salem ; his order on William Payne 
of Salem to pay Robart Leewes of Salem. — Aug. 19, 1C41. (7) 

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Lues, Robart and John Matuxes both of Salem. Two receipts : 
i'.ho part of an order in favor of a thh'd party. Signed by Richard 
lloUingsworth of Salem. (7) (Mattocks died 22 Apr., 1643. — P. D.) 

Petford, Peeter of Mlid. — Deposition that the first sow he killed 
at Mr. Kean's, Boston, liad a black spot under the eye and Mrs. Kean 
said it belonged to good man (Richard) Slieerman, Mr. Kean's ser- 
vant said it belonged to Henry Chapman. (8) 


I Daves* Gooro-e of Lvnn, for nnseemly carriap-e toward l)is first 

I wife's daughter viz : the witness, Mary Audley of Lvnn. (8) 


* Winter, William of Lynn, for holding that the baptism of infants 

is no ordinance of God and that it is a badge of the whore of Rome. 
Witness, Robert Driver of Lynn. (8) 

Winter, AVilliam of Lynn, for saying that Mr. Cobbett of Lynn 
' taught things against his own conscience. Geor : Farr of L^-nn wit- 
ness. (8) 

Patience, Thomas of Lynn. Baptism of infants no ordinance 
of God. Witness John Ruckman of Lynn. (8) 

King, iNIrs. of Lynn, same as above. Hubberd, James, ditto. (8) 

Milton, vvife of John jr. of Lynn, ditto. AVitness, Gerrard Spen- 
cer of Lynn. (8) • .. 

Moody, Lady Deborah of Lynn, ditto. (8) 

Scott, Roger of Lynn, ditto. Witnesses, Thomas Chadwell, Mai-y 
"light, servant to Henry Walton all of Lynn (p Curriara, Ralph 
^^^gg of Salem. (8) 

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Blackleecll, Jolinof Salem vs. Thomas OJdensell of Salem, for 
debt. Tliomas Euck of Salem to deliver money into his hands. Ralph 
Fogg of Salem, clerk. (8) Ct. 5 mo. 1642. 

PRESENTiMENTS. Salem Ct. 10'"-^ 1642. 

Goult, Williara of Salem, for unseemly speeches, against the rule 
of the Church : set in stocks one hour and severeh' whipt on Lord's 
day. (9) 

Tuck, Thomas of Salem, for drunkenness. Witnesses, Charles 
Turner and Vs'allcr Knight both of Salem. (9) 

Rumble, Daniel of Salem for extortion. Witness, AYilliam Clark 
of Salem. (9) 

Peach, John Sr., of IMh'd and 

DoUiver, Tm^trum of INIhM, for giving provoking words tending 
to a breach of tlie i)eace. Witnesses, Sarah wife of John Allen and 
John Devorax both of Mli'd. (9) 

Knigllt, Walter of Salem, for a frequent liar. Also for glorifying 
in the abuse of his own and his wife's chastity before marriage. AVit- 
iiesses, John Marston and Miles Ward, both of Snlem. (9) 

Petford, Peter of Salem, for perjury. (9) 

Estie, JeQVey, for much sleeping on ye Lord's day in church. 
Witnesses, Jt'lTry Massey and Geor : Curwin both of Salem, (9) 

BulflOWer, llenry of Salem, servant to Thomas West of Salem, 
for entering into tiie house of Wm. Browne of Salem on the Loril's 
day in time of public meeting and there taking and eating provisions, 
also for entering into the house of Thos : Earl)oine of Salem, and 
carrying Jiwa}- [)ro visions. Witness to the Hist, Wm. Browne of vS:i- 
lem. (9) 





Leecll, Lawence 
Ray, Daniel 
Molton, Robert 

Bacon, Mr. 

Walcott, ATm. 
Trask, Capt. Wm. 
Price, Mr. 

Smith, Thomas 
Wright, Georg : 
Goodell, Robert 
Inkerson, Richard 
Hascall, Roger 


all of Salem, for breach of an order of 
court keeping their cattle in the common 
cornfields and complained of by the 
neighbors. Witnesses, Richard Bishop, 
John Shepley, Geor : Harries, all of Salem. 



Bound, William and wife, of Salem, Baptism of infants no ordi- 
nance of God. (9) 

Ralph Fogg of Salem, Secretary. 

Grey, Thomas of Marblehead, for being overcome in drink. 
Witnesses, William Barber, Samuel Dollaber, Mr. Nicholson all of 
Marblehead. (10) 

Kenney, William of Marblehead, for sufTeriug disorder in his 
house. Witnesses, Joseph Dollaber, Abra : Whiteyeare, and Devorax 
his man Thomas, all of ^Marblehead. (10) 


In view of the constantly incvensing interest shown in 
the study of <2:enealo2v and h)cal historv thron^hout Ainer- 
ica, the formation of a society, with a nienil)ershi[) taken 
from every state in the Union, a membership composed of 
the working" 2eiieak')i>isLS of America, a membership in- 
chiding stiuhMits of family history and of local history, 
and of persons who woiikl wish to identify themselves 
with the movements looking towards the preservation of 
town, parish and family records, would open an immense 
field U)V research and inlluence. 

If one doubts the intluence vrhich such a society would 
have upon the controlling factors of our k)cal, state or na- 
tional government, let him examine the record of the 
American Association for Ihe Advancement of Science, 
This lattci' organization has reconnnended and carried, 
through many great reforms in the scientific world and has 
impressed its reforms no less upon individuid work than 
upon the work done under national and state ausi)ices. 

Such chano^es as have been brought about in scicntilic 
work, such general interest as has been awakened, could 
never have been accomplished b}' individual eilbrt, nor by 
local societies. It was the o^atherino- to«2'cther of the lead- 
ing scientists and their followers, the interchange of id(.'as, 
and knowled^^e of individual methods of work which have 
made this society so poweiful in scicntilic circles. The 
same may be said in lesser degree of the younger Anier- 
lean Historical Society. 
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The Amerioun Historical Society is not formed to dis- 
cuss questions of genealogy or to do work in that line : its 
objects are purely historical. The need is for a society 
di.stinctl}' genealogical. 

Such a society holding annual meetings at different places 
throughout the county would serve not oidy to encourage 
the study of genealogy and local history, but would serve 
to interest the people of the [)lace wherein the meeting 
was held and would be the means of creating a sentiment 
hostile to the destruction of ancient landmarks, and would 
be the means of awakenimz in towns a knowledire and 
ap[)rcciati()n of tlioh* records and early hi.^tory. 
' Tht? history of any of our active local historical societies 
shows how a ^^radual dissemination of the knowledii'e of 
histoiy and genealogy would come about and with that 
knowledge won hi come a pride engendered b}' the historic 
association of spots, and men concerned in the Animation 
of our histoi'}:. V\^\[h that [)ride would come a desire to 
know more of our individual ancestry. The one is inter- 
woven with the other. 

The American is apt to pride himself upon his ancestry 
and what his ancestors did, far more than is generally sup- 
posed and far more than is the case with most other nations, 
and it rests with us to-d;iy whether or not we sludl utilize 
this awakening spirit to become the means of a great move- 
ment looking toward the gathering of information pertain- 
iii": to the history of towns and families* throuirhout Amer- 

By all means let us have a migratory American Society 
of Genealogists. 

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While oratlieriiis: material for the o'enealoiry of one of 
the Allen families, I have often been asked concerning the 
ancestrv of Etiian Allen, the hero of Vermont. After con- 
suiting many authorities, I have put the material thns g:ith- 
ered into such form as will best answer the question. I 
am largely indebted for this information to Sheldon's Hist, 
of Deerticld, Savage's Biog. Diet., Allen's Am.Biog.Dict., 
De Puy's Life of Ethan Allen, Thompson's Hist. Vt., Hall's 
Hist. Eastern Vt., Barbor's Hist. Coll. Conn., and D wight's 
Descendants of Elder John Stromr. 

Samuel Allen with his brothers Dea. Thomas and 
Col. ^latthew came from Braintree, Co. Essex, England, 
in ^C)?)2 and settled first at Cambridge, Mass., and in 1635 
went with Hooker to Hartford, Samuel settling in AVind- 
sor. Samuel Allen was born in 1588; he died Apr., 
1648, aged 60. His widow Ann married William Hul- 
. bert, and with her children removed to Northampton four 
years after its settlement. She died Nov. 13, 1687. Her 
second husband died Apr. 17, 1694. The descendants 
■of Samuel Allen have maint;uned an honorable record for 
/efcncrations. Besides Elhan and his brother Ira Allen, the 
chief promoters of the independence of Vermont, may bo 
mentioned, Rev. Thomas Allen the fighting parson of 
Pittsfield with his brothers Moses and Solomon who were 

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also ministers'; Solomon M. Allen professor of languages 
in Middlebury College, Vt. ; Wm. Allen, D.D., of North- 
ampton and Pres. of Bowdoin College, besides many others 
who were ministers, otHcers in the army, soldiers in the 
revolution, etc. 

Children of Samuel Allen : 

i Samuel, b. 1034; m. Nov. 29, 1659, Hanntih Woodford, dan. of 
Thomas. He settled in Nortliam|)toii where he had ten chil- 
dren ; he d. Oct. 18, 1719. 

ii John, m. Dec. 8, 1GG9, ]\Lnry Ilannum of Northampton. He 
■\vas killed with Captain Lathropat Bloody Brook, Sept. 18, 
1675. His sons John and Samuel settled at Enfield, Conn., 
uiij liiive iiuiiiciouj: descendants. 
2 iii Kehemiah. 

iv L'ebocca; d. Mar. G, 1697. 

V Mary. 

vi Obadiah, settled in Middletown, Conn. ; m. Oct. 3, 1GG9, Eliza- 
beth Sanford; ni., 2d, Mary, dau. of John Savage. 

vii Ann. 

2 Nebemiall^ {Samuel^), lived in Salisbury, Conn., 

and m Northampton where he died June 27, 1684. He 

married Sept. 21, 1664, Sarah, daughter of Thomas AVood- 

ford. His widow married, Sept. 1, 1687, Richard Burke. 

Children : , 

3 i Samuel, b. Jan. 3, IGGG. 
* ii Keheniiah, b. Oct., 1GG7; d. soon. 
iil Nehemiah, b. Nov. 6, 1669; m., 1710, Ruth, dau. of David 
' iv Sarah, b. Aug. 22, 1672; m., 1691, Joseph Strong of Northamp- 
V Thomas, b. Jan. 17, 1675; d. next year. 
vi Hannali, bapt. May 6, 1677. 

vil lluth, b. Jan. or June 4, 1680; m. Dec. 16, 1702, Josiah Leon- 
viii Child unnamed, b. Aug. 12, 1683; d. soon. 
ix Silence, b. Aug., 1681; d. before 1691. 

SamueP { jSf eh emiali^' Samuel^), born 3, 1666; 
lived ill Northampton till 1705, when he bought the Dr. 

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Willard lot iti Deerfield, which he sold to Samuel Barnard 
in 1711. Ill 1713 he sold the Quartus Hawks homestead 
in AYapj^ing, to Eleazer Hawks and soon after removed to' 
Coventry, Conn., and died ])efore 1728. He married 
Mere}', daughter of Judtih Wright. She died in Litch- 
field, Coiui., Feb. 5, 1728, aged 59. 

Children : 
i Nelieminh, b. Sept. 21, 1G93, in NorLliamptou ; d. young. 
ii ]\Iercy, b. June 24:, 1G95. 

iii JSTchemiah, b. Sept. 19, 1G97 ; bapt. same rao., in Guilford, Conn, 
iv Mary, b. Oct. 22, 1G99. 

V Hester, d. Dec. 18, 1709. 

4 vi Josei>li, ]i. Oct. li, llUd; m. in Dcerljekl. 
vii Daniel. 

viii Ebenezer, b. Apr. 2G, 1711, in Deerfield. 

ix Lydia, in. Eev. John Sniallcy of Lebanon, Conn. 

X Lucy. 

Joseph^ {Samuel,^ Neliemiah^ Samuel^), born Oct. 
14, 170c5, in Deerheld, Mass. He was of Litchfield, Coim., 
in 1726; removed to Cornwall about 1740 ; died there 
about April 4, 1755 ; mtirried iNIarch 6, 173G-7, Maiy, 
daughter of John Baker, time and place of her death not 

Children : 

5 i Ethan, b. Jan. 10, 1737-8, at Litchfield, Conn, 
ii Ilenian, b. Oct. 15, 1740. 

iii Lydia, b. Apr. G, 1742. 

iv Hebcr, b. Oct. 4, 1743. 

V Levi, b. Jan. IG, 1745: m. wid. Anna Allen of New Bedford. 
vi Lucy, b. Apr. 2, 17-47; m. Dr. Beebe, of Shefllcld, Mass. 

vii Zimri, b. Dec. 10, 1748. 

viii Ira, b. Apr. 21, 1751, in Cornwall, Conn, lie was an important 
aid in establishing the independence of Vermont, and was 
thefirstSecretnry of the State. His residence when in Ver- 
mont was at Colchester, but he died at l^hiladelphia, Jan. 7, 
1814. He was the first of the Allen brothers who settled 
iu Vermont. 

Etlian^ {Joseph,'^ Samuel^^ Nehemiah^ Samuel^), born 



Jan. 10, 1737-8, at Litchfield, Conn. His birthplace is 
given as Salisbury, Conn., in SchrOiiders Life of Wash- 
ington; A\'o()dbury in Allen's Biog. Diet. ; but Litchfield 
has the latest and best authority. He married, first, June 
23, 1763, ^lary, daughter of Richard Bronson of Roxbury, 
Conn. She died at Siuiderland, Yt., 1783. He married, 
second, Feb. 9, 1784, Mrs. Frances ^Montuzon, widow of 
Capt. Buchanan. She was born Apr. 4, 1760. For an inter- 
estius: account of this marriage, characteristic of the Gen- 
eral, see De Puy's Life of Ethan Allen. The General was 
a man of great bravery and took an active part in the 
aHairs of Vermont, and contributed more towards sustain- 
ing its interest than au}^ other man. His capture of Fort 
Ticonderoga made him forever famous. His history is too 
well known to be repeated here. He died of apoplexy 
at his estate in Colchester, Vt., Feb. 13, 1789. 
Children ; 

i Joseph E., b. about 17GG; d. at Arlington, Vt., in 1777. 
ii Loranc, d. before 1783. 

lii Lucy Caroline, m. ^lay 26, 17S9, Hon. Samuel Hitchcock. 
iv Mary Ann, d. unni. at Burliiifrton, about 1791. 

V ranielia, m E. W. Keyes in 1803. 

vi Eanny, b. Nov. 3, 178-i; well known as the Gray Nun of Mon- 

vii Ethan Voltare, b. Feb. 8, 178G; a .arnduateof WestToint, Capt. 

U. S. A.; m., 1st, 1817, Mary Bayard; m., 2nd, Martha W. 

Johnson ; d. at Norfolk Jan. 6, 18o5. 
viii Hannibal M., b. Nov. 24:, 1787 ; a graduate of West Point, 18U ; 

d. at Norfolk in 1819. 

The foUowincf conccrninfr Ethan Allen's sword will l)c of 
interest in this connection. It is copied from the Delvoit 


The sword which Ethan Allen carried when he demand- 
ed the surrender of Fort Ticonderoga "in the name of the 
great Jehovah and the Continental Congress" is by gift and 

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inheritance the personal property of H. Allen Hopkins, a 
resident of Jackson, Mich. The sword is an old-fash- 
ioned blade, nicked and venerable, twenty-seven inches 
long and slightly curved. The handle measures seven 
inches, making the total length of the weapon thirt3^-four 
inches. The handle is of bone and horn. The mounting 
is of silver washed with gold, the latter being partiall}^ 
worn off. A dog's head of silver forms the end of a handle, 
and from this to the guard runs a silver chain. On one of 
the silver bands of the scabbard the name "Ethan Allen" is 
engraved in large letters ; on another band "E. Brasher, 
maker, ^ew York" and on still another, in script, "JNlartin 
Vosburg, 1775." Why this name appears no one knows. 
Upon the death of Ethan Allen the sword became the 
property of his son, Capt. Hannibal IM. Allen. This 
Hopkins family also has the original conimissions issued to 
Captain Allen — one as "first lieutenant in the regiment of 
artillerists," dated March 14, 1806, signed by Thomas | 

Jefferson, countersigned hy H. Dearborn, secretar}' of war, 
and the other as "captain of artillerists" signed by James 
Madison, countersigned b}^ W. Eustis, and dated May 26, 
1812. Capt. Hannibal ]M. Allen, it seems, died at Fort 
Kelson, Ya., in 1819, and the sword was retained by his 
widow, Agnes B. Allen. After the death of her husband, 
Mrs. Allen made her home with Hannibal Allen Hopkins, 
her favorite nephew and heir, until her death in 1863. 
The sword of Ethan Allen then became the property of 
Hannibal M. Allen. He died in 1871 and left it to his 
widow. On her death it became the property of her son, 
H. Allen Hopkins, and is now in his possession, together 
with the commissions above referred to. 


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The present city of Concord, N. H., first called "the 
planhition of Penn}' Cook" ^vas granted \)y ^Massachusetts 
to a company of about one hundred settlers from Essex 
county, more than two-thirds of whom were from Haver- 
hill and Andover, and the balance from Newbury, Brad- 
ford, Boxford, Salisbury and Ipswich with perhaps one or 
two from Woburn and Chelmsford in Middlesex county. 
The iTJ'ant was made in 1725 and the settlement beiran a 
3^ear later. In 1733 the i)lantati()n was incorporated by 
the name of Kumford, which name it retained until 1765, 
when it was incor[)orated b}^ its present name. 

The publi.shments and marriages here given are taken 
from the earliest records of the town : 

Philip Kiniball's & Dorcas Foster's Purposes of Mar- 
riage were posted up at the Meeting House in llumford 
on the 31st Day of July, 1735. 

Intentions of ^farriage between Jeremiah Dresser of 
Rum ford .& Mehitabel Bradley of Haverhill was po.sted up 
at the ]\Ieeting House in Pumford the — of Septeml)cr, 

Intentions of Marriage between Joseph Hall of Pumford 
and Debborah x\bbot of Andover were published at Pum- 
ford ye 30^^ Day of ]\Iay 1736. 

Intentions of Marriage between James Scales of Pum- 


108 ruBLTSiniEXTS and marriages of rumford, n. n. 

ford and Susanna Hovey of Topsfield were published at 
said Eumford the 27^^^ Day of August 1736. 

Intentions of Marri:i2:e between Andrew Bohonon^ and 
Tabbitha Flanders both of Ruuiford were posted np at the 
Meetinsf House Door in said Runiford on the 10*^ Day of 
September 1736. 

Intentions of INIarrias^e between James Peters and Eliz- 
abeth Farnuni ])oth of Rumford were posted up at the 
Meeting House Door in said Rumford on the 16*^^ Day of 
October 1736. 

Intentions of Marriage between George Abl)ot of Rum- 
ford and Sarah Abbot of Andover were posted up at the 
Meeting House Door in Rumford on the 24^'^ Day of De- 
cember 1736. 

Intentions of Marria^^e between Samuel Bradstreet and 
Margaret Goordcn both of Sun Cook were posted up at the 
Meeting House Door in Rumford on the Nineteenth Day 
of Januaiy, 1736. 

Intentions of Marringe between Benjimiin Rolfe and 
Hiphzabah Ilazzen both of Sun Cook were posted up at the 
Meeting House Door in Rumford on the Nineteenth Diiy 
of January 1736. 

Intentions of jNIurriage between Richard Eastman of 
Sun Cook and Mary Lovejoy of Andover ^vere posted up 
at the Meeting House Door in Rumford on the Twenty 
Sixth Day of September 1737. 

Intentions of Marriaire between Isaac Foster of Rum- 
ford and Al)igail Bradlee of Haverhill were posted up at 
the Meeting House Door in Rumford on the Twentv tirst 
Day of November 1737. 

^Andrew Bohoiion was probably from Salisbury, IMass., atid Tabitlia 
Flaiulers was the first child of Deacon Jacol) and INturcy (Cloui^h) 
Flanders from Soiitli Hampton. They were early settlers of Sali-bury, 
K. H. Tabitha died Feb, 18, ISIO, having reached the remarkable ago 
of cue hundred and one years. —Ed.] 

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Intentions of Marriage between Daniel Rolfe jmF and 
Elizabeth Flanders both of Kumford were posted np at 
the Meetino- House Door in Rninford on the Iili^htli Day 
of January 1737. 

Intentions of Marriage between Zebediah Farnuin and 
iMary AYalker both of Runiford were posted up at the 
Meetins: House Door in Eumford on tlie Fourteenth Day 
of January. 1737. 

Intentions of]\larriage between Nathan Burl)ank of Con- 
toocook and Sarah York of Exeter were posted np at the 
Meeting House Door in Runiford on the Twenty second 
Day of April 1738. 

Intentions of Marriage between William Walker & 
Elizabeth Peters both of Rum ford were posted np at the 
Meeting House Door in Runiford on the Tenth Day of 
jSlay 1738. 

Intentions of iMarria<2:e between Thomas Connea2:ham 
of Sun Cook & Anna Otterson of Haverhill were posted np 
at the Meeting House Door in Runiford on the 18^^ Day 
of July 1738. 

Intentions of Marriage between Timothy Bradlee and 
Abiah Stevens both of Runiford were posted np at the 
Meeting House Door in said Runiford on the 5^'' Day of 
August 1738. 

Intentions of ^Iarria2:e between Jonathan Bradlee of 
Runiford and Susanna Folsom of Exeter were posted up 
at the Meetiniz House Door in said Rumlbrd on the 9^^^ 
Day of September 1738. 

Intentions of jMarria<i:e between Lot Colby and Ann 
Walker both of liUmibrd were posted U[) at the Meeting 
House Door in said Rumford on the 9^^ Day of September 

Intentions of Marriage between Timothy' Walker jrni^. 
of Rumford & Martha Colby of Almsbury were posted up 



at the IMeetiiifr House Door in said Runiforcl on the 8^^ Day 
ofOcto1)er 1738. 

Intentions of Marriage between Joseph 'Eastman jun^. 
of Runiforcl and Abigail jNIillen of Hopkinton jNIs. were 
posted up at the Meeting Ilouse in said Eumford on the 
2A'^ Day of December 1738. 

Intentions of iNIarriac^e between John ]March and jNIarv 
Rolfe both of Rumford were posted up at the Meeting 
House Door in said Rumford on the 18*^ Day of February 

Intentions of ^Nlarriajje between Beniamin Blanchard of 
Canterbury and Brido:et Fitzirerald ot Contoocook were 
posted up at the Meeting Ilouse Door in Rumford on the 
26^^ Day of March 1739. 

Intentions of Marriage between Daniel Planning of 
Cliarlestown and Elizabeth Abbott of Rumford were posted 
up at the "Meeting House Door in s^ Rumford on the 19^^ 
Day of Noyember 1738. 

JNIarriages returned by the Rey*^^ M^' Timothy Walker^ 
on the Twent}' Third Day of September 1735. viz*. 

Stephen Farington and Apphia Bradley both of Rumford 
>vere married the 28*^ Day of Aui^ust 1732. 

William Danford and Anna Flood both of Rumford and , 
James Head of Canterbury and Sarah Danford of Rumford 
were miirried the 17*'^ Day of January 1733. 

Philip Kimball and Dorcas Foster both of Rumford were 
married the 17*'' Day of June 1735. - 

Samuel Dayis of Canterbury and Mary Lambert of Rum- 
ford were married the 19*'^ Day of August 1735. 

Exam'^ & Entered, l)y Benja. Rolfe Town Clerk. 

'Rev. Tiniotli}' Walker was the first settled pastor in Penacook. He 
wasa native of Ayoburn, Mass., born 1705, a graduate of Harvard Col- 
lege in 1725. He was ordained November 18, 17:50, and couliuucd in the 
pastorate until his death, Sept, 1, 1782.— J. C. O. . 

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The following items are taken from the diary of the late 
!Miss Mary Endicott, of Danvers, and cover, as will ))e 
seen, a period of more than fifty years. She was a lineal de- 
scendant of Governor John Endicott and was of the seventh 
generation, lier successive Americiin progenitors in the 
Endicott line having heen, John, Zeru1)l.)al)el, Samuel, 
Samuel, Elias, Elias. Her grandfather, Elias, sr., was born 
on the Endicott '' Orchard Farm''' (where is yet the famous 
Pear Tree), in Deceml)er, 1729, and married Eunice An- 
drew, whose two sisters, Anna and Mary, married Doa. 
Edmund Putnam and John Andrew, iesi)ectivfly. 'J'hesc 
were daughters of Israel Andrew who lived in a house, still 
standiuix, a short distance from the old road that leads ili- 
rectly north from Danvers Plains to To[)s(ield, and ahoul a 
lialf mile south of the southern line of the last named town. 
Elias and Eunice succeeded to the house, and ailer liiem 
Jonathan Porter, his son Captain Jonathan, and hi> lt.uhI- 
son Moses, with their families. Elias Endicott, jr., niar- 
ried Nancy Crees}' and lived in. a house in tiie imine*!; itc 
iieio-hborhood of the others, but nearer the road, lb re 
four children were born to them, one son IClias, \vln» ti:*^! 
in infancy, and three daughters: Clara, who mtirrifd Al- 
fred Porter, but was soon left a widow with one chiM. and 
returned to her native home; and Nancy and Mary, who 
remained single. These three sisters lived t(»getiier in the 
paternal mansion until old age, one after another dvin^« 
there within the last few years. 


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" uncommonly hi'ight, intelligent and interesting persons, and 

though living a secluded life, they kept themselves well 
I informed in regard to matters, not only of Danvers, but 

I of Essex County and of the world generally. The father 

was one of the original Universalists of the town, and the 
daughters inherited his faith and loved it to the end. Mary's 
was a deeply religions nature and her diary abounds in ex- 
pressions of her christian trust and sympathies. But these 
we omit. They are not without a touch of pensiveness and 
melancholy, as she sees and records during many long 
■- years, the departure, one 1)y one, of the great compan}' of 

her relatives, friends, acquaintances, and others who have 
resided in the vicinity or in parts more remote. Such jot- 
tings as we copy below are useful in manifold ways. 
They have helped us, and may hel[) others, to fix various 
more or less important dates, and may supply not a little 
needed material to family genealogists or local historians. 
The home in which this excellent and 2:entle-hearted woman 
passed her days frimi birth to death, is still occupied by 
her nephew, Ellas Endicott Porter, who, as we have above 
I indicated, is the sou of xVlired and Clara (Endicott) Por- 


Fkom jNIaiiy Endicott's Diary begun June 8., 1816, 
ENDING jMakcii 28, 1871. Mary Endicott born 

Dec. 26, 1800. 

Apl. 22, 1818. Univcrsalist Meetings in vicinity every 
other Sal)l)ath Dni-ini>- the summer. 

. . Nov. 17, 1818. Alfred Porter & Clarissa Endicott mar- 

Apl. 20, 1819. We again have our fortnight lectures 

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Aug. 28, 1819. Sister C. had son a few da^^s ago, 
Elias Endicott Porter. 

Apl. 5, 1820. Lecture (sermons) again begun, one a 
fortniglit. Had one by Rev. Barzillai Streeter of Sa- 

Apl. 28, 1821. No lecture in consequencCjOf rain. 

May 4, 1823. Last Sabbath a funeral sermon preached 
on death of "my dear cousin" who died several weeks ago 
in bloom of life, husband & child left. 

Dec. 5, 1823. Near neighbor died during past week, 
lie was 90 years okl. 

June 28, 1825. Rev. ^Inssena Ballon (son of Hosea 
Ballon). Society lukewarm. Preached lilvc the rest in 

Oct. 9, 1825. Two acqu;iintances died witiiin fewdnys. 
They were sisters & died within a week of each otiier. 
]\lrs. llow & Caroline Dale, former leaving husband cQ; lit- 
tle son, both leaving a mother at least. 

Dec. 20, 1825. A. Porter & wife separated. 

J\Iar. 21, 1821). Finds them reunited, date not posi- 
tively given. 

Sept. 5, 1826. A. Porter buried, luiving died on the 

]\Iay 8, 1827. John Kettle, acquaintance, buried. Left 
a widow, united but a few months. 

Sept. 1, 1827. Elias Endicott just ('0 years old. 

Oct. 31, 1827. RuthGrMy, familiar friend & intimate, 
died & was buried Nov. 2. Left parents', brothers & sis- 

Sept. 10, 1828. 'Xast Saturday Evening died Mrs. 
Ruth Dole, an aunt of my father's aged 90." All her near 
relation died before her. 

Sept. 18, 1828. (Thursday) attended 200^'^ Endicott 


Jan. 6, 1829. Two of my friends, J. Chamberlain & 
E. S. Gray married. 

July 12, 1829. Familiar friend in trouble, Lydia 
Sn)ith. Her father Jacob Smith dead. 

April 6, 1830. Murder of White at Salem. 

Sept. 17j 1831. Caleb Oakes precipitated from barn 
window & died in an hour or two. 

Nov. 20, 1831. Universalist lecture. 

Dec. 29, 1832. Within a few weeks an acquaintance 
Martha Page died, after years of sickness, leaving par-^ 

Jan. 18, 1833. Lydia Goodhue died suddenl}^ leav- 
ing parents & brother & a little sister, 3Iaria. 

Feb. 17, 1833. Died Samuel Putnam ai^ed 19, & on 
Feb. 19, his little sistei* three years old. Their parents 
have lost 3 children Avithin one short year. 

Apl. 26, 1833. Capt. Dudley Bradstreet died. 

July 7, 1833. New Universalist meeting house dedica- 

Nov. 5, 1833. Thos. Whittemore lectured (probably 
in meeting house). 

Nov. 6, 1833. Whittemore & Uraman discuss Endless 

Dec. 6, 1833. Aunt Mehitable Creesy, mother's sister, 
died. Buried 9^^ 

Dec. 11, 1833. Mrs. Mehitable Steele ITcrrick died in 
"bloom of youth"* leaving a husband & two little chil- 

Dec. 25, 1833. U. M. House decorated with Ever- 
greens. D. D. Smith who is an excellent speaker & ser- 
monizer & preacher for the society preached a Xtmas 

Jan. 1, 1834. Mrs. How died — 3*^ wife — each leaving 
a child. 


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ISfay 12, 1834. Aunt Creasy, widow of late Henry 
Creasy, died after j-ears of paralytic shocks, leaving or- 

May 30, 1834. Aunt Polly Creasy, mother's only sis- 
ter, died. 

July 3, 1834. Acquaintance, Mrs. Lucinda Shelden, 
within a few days, died, leaving husband & inf;mt children 
& sisters. 

July 28^ 1834. Daughter of Eben Towne buried, hav- 
inir di'owned herself. 

Jul^^ 20, 1834. Simeon Putnam died. 

Uel. 28, 1834. Elizabeth Putnam, daughter of Simeon 
Putnam, died. 

Xov. 5, 1834. i\Irs. Nancy Henderson died, 2^ wife, 
leaves husband & litlle dausfhter. 

Xov. 2G, 1834. ]\larcetta Bradstrcet (a daughter and 
sister) within a few days died in morning of life. 

Nov. 30, 1834. Mrs. Mary Driver, wife of Stephen 
Driver is no more. 

Dec. 1, 1834. Capt. tTohn Endicott, distant relative 
of E. Endicott, buried. jNlrs. Emma Wyatt, a schoolmate, 
died a few months airo.- 

Dec. 25, 1834. W . 11. Knapp installed (as pastor of 
the Universal ist church). 

Feb. 1, 1835. Mrs. Hannah Welch Peabody is no 
more, left husband and family. Also within 2 or 3 mos. 
Mary Ann Batchelder of Boxford. 

Feb. 25, 1835. Died Mrs. Lydia P. Tapley, wife of 
Nathan Tapley & daughter of the late Simeon Putnam. 

April 10, 1835. Raehel Howard, eldest child of a 
widowed mother, died yesterday. A week ago able to 
attend to domestic affairs. 

July 12, 1835. Rev. J. M. Austin of S. Danvei'S 
preached (P. M., funeral of aged Mr. Emerson of the 


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Sept. 9, 1835. Died last night iifter about a weeks 
illness Mr. Alfred Putnam, an active &, enterprising man. 
Buried Sept. 10, a large funeral (son of Moses Putnam). 

Oct. 30, 1835. Addison W. Putnam, second son of 
Capt. Eben Putnam buried. Three now lying dead in 
] Topsfield. Mr. Emerson & Mrs. Towne are two of 


Nov. 9, 1835. Miss Sally Porter died, leaving aged 
sister & brothers. 

Jan. 3, 1836. Last eveninc: heard of the death of Mrs. 
Peabody, wife of Samuel Pcabody & daughter of late Capt. 
iJudlev Ik'adstreet, leavinn^ husl)and & children. 

Feb. 4, 1836. Within a week or two died Edward 
Southwick, a wealthy citizen of Danvers & Miss Betsy 
Varnev resident of Salem. 

Mar. 30, 1836. Within a few weeks died Mr. Rnfus 
Putnam brother to the late Simeon Putnam, & ^Jiss Re- 
becca Galloup of Topsfield. B. Putnam ^v'ds resident of 

Apl. 3, 1836. Jacob Towne, Esq., of Topsfield died 
during past week leaving wife & daughter. 

Apl. 10, 1836. Died since month began Daniel Proc- 
tor of Beverly & within a month or two widow Merriam 
of Box ford. 

Apl. 13, 1836. Clarissa Putnam died last evening, 
sick about a year. 

June 26, 1836. Died last evening John Peabody of 
tA Topsfield & within a few days Amos Osborne. 

i Dec. 18, 1836. Within 2 or 3 weeks I have heard of 

the death of Mrs. Martha Putnam, widow of the late Sim- 
eon Putnam of Danvers, formerly of Charlton, Mass. She 
lived a numl)er of years the next house to ours. She was 
an active, industrious woman, & an agreeable neighbor, 
• though it is many years since she moved from this neigh- 
borhood & has lived in the southern part of the town. 

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Mar. 16, 1837. Buried, the wife of Cnpt. Beiijaniin 
Putnam, formerly near neighbor & now a resident of this 

Mar. 26, 1837. Heard Nvithin a few minutes death of 
Mrs. Eunice Brown, leaving chiklren & husband who has 
recently commenced to preach (Rev. Edward Brown, Uni- 
versal ist). 

Mar. 29, 1837. Buried to-dav Mrs. xVllen Porter. 

May 19, 1837. Uncle Israel Creesy departed this life 
yestei'day leaving one brother & one sister Mrs. Endicott. 

Jul^^ 1837. i\Irs. Daniel Lowe died. 

July 10, 1837. Mrs. Warren Peabody died, leaving 
husband & children. 

Sept. 2, 1837. Mr. Benjamin Kinil)all who resided 
with us formerly in our family a nnmi)er of >'ears has lost 
his eldest son (8 years oUl). His first wife died a few 
years ago, leaving three small children. 

Sept. 6, 1837. jMrs. Harriet Wells died yesterday, leav- 
ing a husband. Before marriage she lived quite near us. 
; Oct. 26, 1837. Shipwreck recently on southern coast, 

^lore than 100 lives lost (9^^ day of this month). Pachel 
Howe, Mr. t^ Mrs. George Cowles. (^fr. Cowles, among 
the lost, Avas pastor of the church in S. Danvers.) 

Jan. 7, 1838. Died last week in Topsfield Mr. Moses 
Wildes leaving: a widow & 4 sons & dauirhters. 

Feb. 17, 1838. Buried Mi's. Geoi'ge Putnam, neighbor, 
leavini^ a husband & 3 little children. 

Mar. 18, 1838. Buried last week the widow Huldah 
Emerson leavinsj children. 

Ma}" 20, 1838. Hannah Brown buried to-day, about 
two miles fi'om here she lived. Few weeks asjo her sis- 
ter died, both Mr. E's 3'ounger schoolmates formerly. 
The Parents lost 3 children within two years. A few 
weeks asfo Ira Porter lost wife. 

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June 3, 1838. Mvs, Caleb Oakes buried, leavino: 3 
j children, she a widow. 

I , July 15, 1838. Died Sally Francis wife of William 

Francis, leaving infant child, widowed mother, one brother 
. . & sister. 

i Oct. 3, 1838. Buried Israel Eppes Putnam son of 

1 Moses & brother of Alfred, died Monday before at Pem- 

\ Oct. 31, 1838. Mrs. Lydia Porter, wife of Jon^ Por- 

i ter, died. Near neighbor. Buried Nov. 1. Just heard 

• of death of Phebe Pierce, a maniac. 

Dec. 14, 1838. Died in Topsficld last week Lnc}' Cleve- 

and, leaving widowed mother, an only sister & brothers. 

Feb. 6, 1839. Ltist week Mrs. Ann B. Felt, wife of 

J. D. Felt & daugliter of Capt. Samuel Kennedy died 

' aged 23, leaving husband, parents, & one sister. 

Feb. 15, 1839. Buried Almira jMerriam. Witliin a 
I few days was buried our neighbor Uzziel Pea, aged, ec- 

; centric, was not ver}' useful & did not enjo}^ much. 

, Feb. 16, 1839. Yesterday jNIrs. Joel Peabody died 

leaving husband and little children. 
■ April 5, 1839. Died Sarah Preston, young & leaving 

i * widowed father. 

i April G, 1839. Saturday evening Anna Putnam, widow 

i of Israel Putnam and Elias Endicott's youngest sister, 

; died. 

Apl. 30, 1839. Died last week Sarah Rea, aged, Tops- 

May 12, 1839. Within a few days Mrs. Elizabeth Frost 
wife of Caleb Frost, aged 29, second wife, he surviving. 
Sept. 29, 1839. Died within a few days ]>rrs. John 
Batchelder, Topslield. Also Sally Trask of Beverly. 

Oct. 7, 1839. Died Daniel Putnam, brother-in-law ol 
Jsrael E. Putnam. 


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Nov. 4, 1839. Died a week ago INIary T. Bennett, 
adopted daughter of iMaj. Lewis Allen & wife, Univer- 

Nov. 5, 1839. Died within a few days Mrs. Bodge, 

Nov. 10, 1839. Died William Garland & his sister 
Mrs. Sarah Kerle, formerly of Danvers, late of Baltimore. 
He an only son & ha§ left parents, sisters, widow. 

Nov. 21, 1839. Mrs. Betsey B. Hooper, sister of the 
above Mary Bennett died a few weeks ago, leaving affec. 

Nov. 26, 1839. To-day heard of the death of William 

Dec. 1, 1839. Died yesterday i\Ir! Ahira Putnam, 
brother of late Daniel Putnam, leaving wife & children. 

Dec. 14, 1839. Heard yesterday of death of a sister 
of hite Wm. Gunnison. 

Apl, 5, 1840. Aged friend, Samuel Gray, of Salem, 
very sick. 

May 18, 1840. Mrs. i\buy Ann C. Adams died last 
week, leaving husband, little child, mother, sister, & two 

Oct. 25, 1840. Eev. A. A. Davis installed Ptistor of 
Universalist Church Sz church publickly recognized. 

Oct. 25, 1840. Died within a few weeks Mrs. Olive 
Bixby, Convert from Baptist to Universalist. Left 

Nov. 18, 1840. Neighbor DanielWallis buried. Mind 
shaken, left widow & child. 

Nov. 2G, 1840. Died within a few days Mrs. Mary W. 
Cillcy, Universalist, leaving husband, parents, brother & 

Nov. 29, 1840. Died night before last Miss Matilda 
Welch at Porters. 

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Dyer, Solomon, last of six sons of Mrs. Paul Dyer, lost at | 

sea, Nov. — , 1809. § 

James Harding, a. 50, drowned near Freeport, 1 

Jan. 19, i8io. I 

Silvanus, a. 47, drowned at the mouth of the Pa- | 

met River ; left wife and six children ; Dec. | 

26, 1810. 

Hannah, widow, a. 85, Feb. 5, 1813. 

Folks, a. 82, Sept. 20, 1814. 

Eliza, widow of Folks, a. 77, June 6, 1815. 

Esther, ) twin daughters of James Dyer, a. 

Elizal;eth, S 3 wi- ; June — , 1815. 

David, a. 56, April 3, 1816. 

Naplithalia, a. 76, Sept. i, 18 17. 

Elizabeth, wf. of Thomas, a. 69, July 25, 1821. 

Abigail, dau. of Jude, a. it, Jan. 17, 1823. 

Jude, a. 52, at Port au Prince, June i, 1823. 

Huldah, widow, a. 65, Oct. 21, 1824. 

Jcdediah Paine, in his 35th year, Feb. 5, 1826. 

Eldridge, Thankful, a. 85, June 21, 1792. 

Elliot, David, lost on passage from Europe, , 

Ellis, George W. Spencer, a. 12, a lad who lived with 
Richard Rich and was drowned at the mouth 
of Pamet harbor, Sept. 21, 1812. 
Freeman, Dea. Joshua, a. 79, Sept. 22, 1795. 
Edmimd, dau. of, July 11, 1808. 


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It may be well to give in a few words the principal facts relat- 
ing to the settlement of this town. The original proprietors of the 
Luiu were Lhc Tunxis ludians. .Mjoat 1 690 abCltlcuient was laadc 
at Mattatuck, now the city of Waterbury, by a few families from New 
Haven, which was gradually enlarged by additions from other 
Connecticut towns until in 1728 Henry (^ook (great-grandson of 
Henry Cook of Plymouth, Mass., before 1640) reached the site of 
the present town of F'lymouth. This country north of Mattatuck 
was called the ''north country" which later gave to the town the 
name of Northbury, a name which it held for several years. Among 
the names of the first settlers in this section may be noted those 
of John Sutliff, Thomas Hlakslee, Isaac Castle, Barnabas Ford, 
Gideon Allen, John Hummaston and Daniel Curtiss. In 1737, 
after several attempts, the town obtained their first charter from 
the General Assembly which permitted them t(j hire their own 
minister and erect a "meetynge house." The original petition for 
this charter is in the possession of B. B. Satterlee, Esq. Prior to 
1875 the ])resent town ofThomaston was a part of Plymouth and 
in an old cemetery in that town were buried the majority of the 
original settlers. 'I'he stones and remains (as far as possible) in 
this burying-ground were removed recently to make way for mod- 
ern improvements but not without a great amount of opposition on 
the part of the older inhabitants. The burying-ground from which 
the appended inscriptions were taken is situated a few yards north 
of the present Congregational Church in Plymouth Centre. 

I am indebted to the Rev. E. B. Hillard for the facts relating 
to the settling of the town. 

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: Mar. 6, 1843. Died yesterday AYilliam Putnam, one 

3 of oar neighbors for a year or two in Insane Asylum at 

; Charlesto^Yn & Worcester. Brought home lately, bein^c 

! ))etter. Heard to-day of death of jMrs. Lydia Garland 

\ Avife of Captain Xathaniel Garland, leaving husband & two 

\ children. 

I Mar. 9, 1843. Mrs. Emily P. Fowler is no more, hus- 

; band & several ch. 

Mar. 15, 1843. Edward Putnam no more. Died far 

from home, leaving wife Sc little children. 

Mar. 29, 1843. ]Mrs. Wan-en Sheldon & Mr. Fieder- 

erick iNTeriviam buried within a few daws, leaving* families. 
Apl. 20, 1843. Capt. Eben Putnam's w^fe buried to- 

da3^ Died also to-day Mrs. Endicott, wife of the late 

Moses Endicott. Both of same neighborhood. 

^lay 23, 1843. A week or two ago a little boy 5 or 6 

years of Dr. Hunt's killed by fdling of a stick of tiniljer. 
! May 31, 1843. Sarah F. Putnam, wife of Capt. An- 

! drew Putnam (who is at sea) died, leaving four little 

\ children. 

I June 4, 1843. Mrs. Elijah Upton "has gone to the laud 

] of silence & inactivity !" 

^ June 10, 1843. Died to-day, INlrs. Elizabeth Hunt, 

' wife of Dr. Hunt, who recently lost a little boy & few 

j "weeks before that a small child that had never been- Avell. 

J The Dr. has lost in a few years 2 wives & 3 chiklren. 

June 30, 1843. Died yesterday Mrs. George Putnam, 

2*^ wife of her husband. The first left 3 children. The 

last lost a child about a year ai^o. 
• Aug. 5, 1843. Saturday evening. The past week Mr. 

1 & Mrs. Jas. Holt buried an only daughter in bloom of 

; youth & Jared Cross cfe wife lost a boy of9mos. — only 

• child. 

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1 SaDiueP Humphry (Jona.^i,^ Jonas^), born in 1(549 
I in Dorchester, Mass. ; married ]\Luy Torrey (born 14 

Feb., 1057), daugliter of James and Ann (Ilalcli) Tor- 
rey of Scituate. 

In 1G99, Samuel Ilumphry with his family removed to 
Barrini^ton, R. I. 

Children : 

2 S;ira]i,4 b. 27 Oct., 1G70, in Weymouth; ni. Pearce. 

3 Samuel, b. 23 Dec, H;81, in Weymouth. 

4 John, b. 19 Feb., 1G83, in AVeymouth. 

5 Josiah, b. 9 Dec , inSG, in Weymouih ; m. Hannah . 

6 James, b. 21 Oct., ir.80, in Weymouth. 

7 INIartha, b. 1 Feb., 1092, in Weymouth; m Cooper. 

8 ^[ary, b. 30 Jan., 1G1J3, in Weymouih; unm. in 1732. 

9 Jonas, b. . 

Will of Samuel Humphry (No. 1), May, 1732, men- 
tions sons Samuel, Jonas, John, James \\ni\ Josiah; 
daughters Martha Cooper, Sarah Pearce and Mar}' II um- 

5 Josiah^ Humphry (Samuel,^ Jonai^,^ Jonas^), born 
9 Dec, 1686, in Weymouth, ^lass. ; lived in Rarrington, 
II. I. ; married , Hannah ; died in 1751. 

Children, all born in Barrington : 

10 Josiah,' b. 13 Oct., 1717; m., 1737, Abijah Brown, dau. of 
I James. 


11 Samuel, b. 21 Dec, 1719; m. 1742, Elizabeth Andrews. 

12 Haimah, b. 2 June, 1721; m. 1740, Daniel Allen. 

13 Nathaniel, b. 24 Nov., 1724; d. 15 Jane, 172G, in Bari-int^ton. 
H ]\Iary, b. 7 July, 1729; m. 19 Mir., 1748, Jonathan Boswoi'th. 

15 Sarah, b. 11 July, 1731. 

16 Nathaniel, b. 2G Nov., 173- ; m. Eunice . 

17 Ruth, b. 1 Mar., 1737. 

Will of Josiah Ilumpbry (No. 6) 1751, mentions wife 
Hannah; sons Josiah, Samuel, Nathaniel ; daughters Sa- 
rah, Ruth, Hannah, wife of Daniel Allen, and JNIary, wife 
of Jonathan Bosworth. Inventory, £504 16s. 6d. 

10 Josiah^ Humphry {Josiah,'^ Samuel,^ Jonas, '^ 
Jonas^), born 13 Oct., 1717, in Bari'ington, R. I. ; mar- 
ried 12 Jan., 1737, Abijali Brown (horn in 1717; died 
in 1801), daughter of James and Elizabeth (Hunt) Brown. 

Chihh-en, born in Barrinirlon, R. I. : 

18 Elkanah,^ b. 18 Feb., 1738; m., 17G5, in Warren, Sarah 

SniiLh; m., 2iid, l^acliel . 

19 Eachel, b. 16 Apr., 1742; in. Viall Allen. 

20 Lillis, b. 7 INlay, 1745; in. G Dec, 1770, Natlianicl Smitli. 

21 Josiah, b. , 1752; ni. 30 Apr., 1775, Eachel Brown; d. 

20 Mar., 1820. 

11 SamueP Humphry (Josiah,^ Samuel,- Jonas ^^ 
Jonas^), l)orn 24 Dec., 1719, in Pjarrington, R. I.; mar- 
ried 27 Feb., 1742, to Elizabeth Andrews. 

Children, all born in Barrington : 

J 22 Elizabeth, « b. 5 Oct., 1743; m. . 

. 1 23 Hannah, b. 1 ]\Iay, 174G. 

' • 24 Samuel, b. 15 May, 1748; m. Sarnh . 

25 James, b. 11 Apr., 1750. 
i 2G Lydia; b. 4 May, 1752. 

27 Sarah, b. 24 Nov., 1754. 
28 John, b. 3 Apr., 1759; m. 14 Nov., 1782, Eliz^ Bullock. 

29 Molly, b. 17 Apr., 1759. 

30 Kachel, b. 8 Feb., 17G2. 

31 Ruth, b. 31 May, 17G4; m. John Harding. 

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16 NathanieP Humphry (Josicf.h,* Samuel,^ Jonas, - 
Jonas^), a cooper, born '2Q Xov., 1733-5, in Barrington, 
R. I. ; married Eunice . 

Children : 

32 Amos,6 b. 3 May, 17G3. 

33 Nathaniel, b. 22 Aug., 1759. 

34 Ame, b. 17 June, 17G4. 

35 Lewis, b. 22 Aug., 17G7. 

18 Elkanah^ Humphry (Josiah,^ Josiah,^ SamneJ,^ 
JoJias,- Jonas'^), hovn 18 Feb., 1738, in Bari-ington ; 
married 28 ^lar., 1765, in Warren, R. I., to Sarah Smith ; 
died 5 Oct., 1818, in Barrington, R. I. 

Children : 1 

36 Anna,^ b. 17GS; m. IC Sept., 1790, James Tngraliam. 

37 Josiah, b. 1778: m. , Eliz. Wanton Easton. 

38 Jerusha, b. ; m. 4 Dec., 1788, Calvin ^Martin. 

39 Simon, b. ; d. 21 Dec., 1813, in Barrington, R. I. 

40 Smith, b. ; m. ; d. . 

40a Elk a nab. 

Will of Elkanah (Xo 18), dated 1814, mentions wife 
Rachel; sons Elkanah of Rome, N. Y., Smith of Rome, 
and children of son Josiah, deceased; daughters Jerusha 
Martin, Anna Ingraham, Sarah Greenwood of Rome (only 
S. Greenwood among the daughters was of Rome, N. Y.). 

20 Lulls'^' Humphry {Jodah;' Josiah,^ Samnely^ Jo- 
naSy^ Jonas^), born 7 ^lay, J 745, in Barrington ; married 
G Dec, 1770, Nathaniel Smith. 

Children : — 

41 Josiah," b. 21 May, 1772; d. 28 Apr., 1774. 

42 Nathaniel, b. 23 Jan., 1774. 

43 Bicknell, b. 15 July, 177G; d. 4 Oct., 1777. 

44 Ebenezer, b. 21 .May. 1778. 

45 Simon, b. 2G Sept., 1781. 
40 James, b. 15 Oct., 1783. 

47 Sarah, b. 14 Sept., 1785; m. Carlo Mauran. 
•48 Asa, b. 18 Feb., 1788. 


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21 Josiah.^ Humphry (Josiah,^ Jonah,^ Samuel,^ 
\ Jonas,^ Jonas^), born in 1752; miirried 30 Apr., 1775, 

^ Rachel Brown of Barrino^ton. 

Children : 

49 Polly ."^ b. 12 July, 1776; m. 28 Nov., 1791, Thos. Howard of 
' 50 Elizabeth, b. 30 Oct., 1777; m. 26 Dec, 1802, .Tohn Martin. 

i 51 William, b. 5 Sept., 1779; m. ; d. 28 Feb., 1815. 

I 52 Olive, b. 5 Apr., 1781; ni. Jeremiah S. Short. 

! 53 Rebecca, b. 17 Apr., 1783; d. 14 Feb., 1807. 

l 64 Amasa, b. 13 Xov., 1791. 


I Will, 1821, of Josiah (No. 21), mentions son Amasa, 

\ daughter Marj', wife of Thomtis Howard ; Elizabeth, 

i wife of John Martin; Olive, wife of Jeremiah S. Short; 

^ irrandchildren Thomas G. and Rebecca; children of son 

( William deceased. 

|i 28 John^ Humphry {Samuel,^ Josiah,'^ Samuel,^ Jo- 

-i ' nas,^ Jonas^)^ born 3 Apr., 1759, in Barrington : married 

i Nov. 14, 1782, Elizabeth Bulh)ck. 

;} Children, born in Barrington : 

; 65 Nancy,' b. 20 Feb., 1783. 

66 Eliza, b. 12 Mar., 1785. 
'' 67 John, b. 4 Oct., 1787. 

: ^ 68 Polly, b. 3 Oct., 1789. 

'i ' 69 Emerson, b. 24 Oct., 1792; m. Huldah, dau. of Major Ebeu'^ 

I Peck. 

60 James, b. 11 Mar., 1795. 

61 Fanny, b. 25 Aug., 1797. 

31 Ruth*^ Humphry {Samuel,^ Josiah,^ Samuel,^ Jo- 
nas^ Jona^)^ born 31 May, 17G4 ; m. John Ilard- 




Children, born in Barrington : 

62 Eddy,7b. 22 Feb., 1795. 
.03 Harriet, b. 27 Apr., 1797. 
64 John Jay, b. 8 Nov., 1805. 





36 Anna^ Humpliry (EUcanah,^ Josiah,^ Josiah,-^ 
Samuel j^ Jonas,- Jonas^)^ born in 1768 , niMrriod 16 Sept., 
1790, James Ingruham ; died 29 Nov., 1845. 

Children, born in Barrinjzton : 

65 Selinda,s b. 29 Apr., 1791. 

CO Lawton, b. 4 Feb., 1793; m. 30 Aug., 1819, Polly Taylor Bos- 
Avorth, dau. of the late Joseph. 

67 Anna, b. 18 Mar., 1796. 

68 Sarah, b. 20 Jan., 1799; m. 5 May, 1816, George ^Y. Green- 

wood of Rome, N. Y. 

69 James, C . . i oa nr ioao 1 

'] twnis; b. 30 May, 1802. V 

70 Nancy, ( ) 

71 George Gibs, b. 5 Apr., 1801. 

37 Josiah" Humphry {Elkanah,^ Josiah,^ Josiah,^ 
Samuel," Jonas,'^ Jona.s^), born in 1778 ; married 17 Oct., 
1802, Elizabeth AVanton Ea.ston, daughter of Nichohis and 
Abigail (p:arl) Easton ; died 17 Feb^, 1812. 

Children : 

72 Jainos,^ b. 27 Sept., 1804 ;m. 30 May, 1830, R. C. Martin. 

73 William Smith, b. 1809; m., Ist, Aniey Ann Knowles ; 2nd, 

Martha ICIleii Carey. 

74 Albert, b. ; d. young, ret. 19. 

75 Abby Elizabeth, b. ; m. 20 Oct., 18-11, Sam^ Cooke. 

fNOTE.— the writer has fuller imfonnation relative to some of nbove families.] 

T<:I .T 













Jane Mary, 




Lett is, 

Louisa, . 

James Alex. 

Alex. James, 



{Continued from page 67). 

Wm. and Elizabeth, 
John and Sarah, 


Alex, and Nancy, 

















Wm. and Jane, 


John and Isabella, 



Clias. and Margaret, 








Sept. 9, 1745. 
Jan. 6, 1765. 
May 4, 17G8. 
Feb. 9, 1772. 
Oct. 29, 1817. 
Dec. 1, 1819. 
Sept. 11, 1821. 
Aug. 12, 1823. 
Mar. 28, 1825. 
Mar. 27, 1827. 
June 30, 1829. 
May 1, 1831. 
Apr. 12, 1833. 
d. 11-U, 1833. 
Oct. 2, 1834. 
d. 9-30, 1837. 
Aug. 26, 1836. 
Nov. 1, 1839. 
May 5, 1755. 
Mar. 17, 1786. 
Oct. 20, 1730. 
July 12, 1732. 
IMay 6, 1739. 
May 1, 1740. 
Oct. 20, 1758. 
Feb. 7, 1761. 
Mar. 18, 1763. 
Oct. 20, 1765. 
May 27, 1768. 
Dec. 6, 1770. 
May 29, 1773. 
Nov. 21, 1775. 
Sept. 24, 1775.'" 
Jan. 30, 1783. 


















Elizabeth, Polin, 

Cumber. Co., 

Cohvell, Lemont, 
Nancy Moody, 
Eliza Jane, 
Andrew M., 
AYin., Ireland, 








Julia Ann, Alna, 

Allen, Jett'orson, 










Rufus Rutlierford, 

Mary Jane, 




James and IMary, 
Johu and Margaret, 

Jos. and Eliz., 






Chas. and Nancy, 
Ciins. and ^Tary, 

Sam'l and Deborah, 
Jas. and Isabella, 



John and Jane, 





David and Hannah, 
Timothy and Nancy, 
Allen and Mary, 



Rob't. and Ruth, 

Jerc. and Eliz., 


Johu and Kesiah, 

Jan. 29, 1768. 
Jan. 1751-2. 
Dec. 8, 1753. 
Dec. 16, 1755. 
Dec. 9, 1757. 
June 8, 1787. 
June 6, 1791. 
Jan. 6, 1793. 

Feb. 26, 1797. 
Feb. 16, 1800. 
Nov. 29, 1802. 
Mar. 7, 1809. 
Oct. 23, 1794. 
Nov. 29, 1808. 
Mar. 1, 1812. 
Apr. 15, 1816. 
Apr. 25, 1760. 
Apr. 7, 1762. 
Jan. 26, 1747-8. 

Feb. 4, 1749-50. 
Mar. 16, 1751-2. 
Oct. 7, 1750. 
June 10, 1753. 
Juni' 8, 1756. 
Apr. 10, 1759. 

Dec. 2, 1811. 
July 1, 1812. 
Sept. 12, 1780. 
Feb. 20, 1783. 
Apr. 2, 1786. 
DfC. 8, 1789. 
July 21, 1791. 
Feb. 11, 1794. 
Aug. 14, 1796. 
Sept. 5, 1800. 
Mar 5, 1819. 
Uxw. 22, 1821. 
Jan. 31, 1823. 
Dec. 27, 1789. 
Apr. 1 , 1763. 
Oct. 4, 1750. 







David Carter, 

Jolin and Kcsiah, 

Apr. 2, 1754. 





Aug 23, 1745. 



Isaiah and Hannah, 

May 8, 1702. 


. <t (( 

Apr. 12, 17«;4. 



(< (( 

Mar. 29, 17G7. 



<( (( 

Oct. IG, 1760. 



(( (( 

May 20, 1771. 

Wm. S wanton, 

(( (( 

Apr. 9, 1773. 

Francis, W., 

(( (( 

June 29, 1775. 

Facile MS, 

( ( (( 

July 13, 1778. 


li ( (' 

Apr. 30, 1781. 


Isaiah and Betsey, 

Apr. 15, 1757. 



Kalph and Lidia, 

May 13, 1773. 


ro, '^ 

July 22, 1775. 



W^m,, and Kath., 

Jan. 28, 1789. 


(< n 

Sept. 5, 1790. 



Barnabas and Sarah, 

Nov. 11, 179G. 


(( (( 

Dec. 25, 1798. 


(( (< 

Oct. 7, 1801. 



Edmund and Hannah, 

Feb. 29, 1796. 


(i C( 

May 24, 1797. 


({ n 

Mar. 20, 1799. 



(( (( 

May. 30, 1801. 



Leonard and Sarah, 

May 18, 1795. 


t( (( 

Mar. 14, 1797. 


(( (( 

Fel). 10, 1799, 





Jan. 13, 1787. 
Nov. 10, 1798. 

Patrick and Dorcas, 


■ (( (( 

July 4, 1800. 



(( (( 

Aug. 14, 1801. 



Jeremiah and Francis, 

Apr. 29, 1793. 


(( <t 

Feb. 9, 1796. 



(( (( 

Mar. 10, 1798. 


(( (( 

Feb. 17, 1800. 



(( (< 

Feb. 10, 1802. 

; Corbett, 

James Rogers, 

Isaiah M. and Hannah, 

Apr. 2, 1799. 



(( (( 

June 4, 1800. 


(C (( 

Jan. 16, lcS02. 


*i (( 

Sept. 11,1803. 


(( (( 

Mar. 13, 1807. 


l( tl 

Jan. 30, 1809. 



(( (( 

Dec. 11, 1810. 




David C. and Folly, 

Sept. 29, 1800. 


(t <( 

Nov. 22, 1801. 




Charlotte, David C. and Polly, 

Beatrice, Bowdoin- Ezekiel aud Frances, 

Frances Bow- 




June 2G, 1803. 
May 2G, 1782. 

Feb. 28, 1784. 

Mary, Bowdoinham, " 


Apr. 4, 178G. 

James, Bowdoin- 




May 9, 1788. 

Thomas, George- 





Apr. 22,1790. 

Loring, George- 




Aug. 22, 1794. 



Michael and Si 


Mar. 26, 1817. 

Mary Jane, 



July 31, 1819. 


Rob't and 

A big 


Sept. 29. 1709. 




Dec. 1, 1801. 




Apr. 30, 1804. 




Jan. 13, 1807. 




Oct. 7, l'j09. 



Peter and Nancy, 

May 29, 1798. 


d. 12-31-1806 




June 12, 1800. 





June 12, 1800. 




May 12, 1802. 




Aug. 14, 1804. 


, Margaret, 

James and Catr 


May 1, 1733. 




May, 173G. 




May, 1739. 


John and Mary, 

Oct. 20, 1770. 





Apr. 13, 1772. 



and Jane, 

Mar. 7, 17C3. 





Jan. 28, 1705. 




Mar. 31, 1707. 




June 19, 1709. 




Jan. 14, 1774. 




May 20, 1770. 




Oct, 11, 1778. 




Nov. 10, 1780. 


Patrick and 


Sept. 22, 179-3. 




Feb. 17, 1792. 




Apr. 1, 1794. 




Apr. 1, 1794. 




May 18, 1799. 

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BY W. L. LOW^:LL. 

The early Ii)di:in wars caused great havoc among the 
settlers in Massachusetts, and as it was necessary to keep 
armed bodies of men to guard against surprise the towns 
in Essex contributed men for that pui'pose. 

IMajorPike connnanded ti)e Salisbury soldiers, and Capt. 
Thomas ILirvey the Amesbury forces. 

The Indians commenced their attacj^son the inhabitants 

in the month of September, 1G04. Joseph Pike, the deputy 

|.j ■ sherifl*, and Mr. Long, while travelling frcmi Amesbury to 

Haverhill, fell into an ambuscade and were killed by the 


A year or two later the Indians airain took the war- 
path and Serg. John Ilo^t was killed hy them, in August, 

The French and Indians Sfavc the colonists considerable 
trouble, and the following men enlisted and went to the 
! % Kennebec : John ]Martin,Ilobei-tRing,B. Perkins, Ephraim 

j I Ilodgkins, Jose[)h Berril ; and the following enlisted for 

Crown Point : Capt. Stephen Sargent, Thomas Clark, Tine 
Colby, Matthias lloyt, Thomas Saunders, Philip Sai-gent, 
Moses Pressey, Jacob Iloyt, Joseph Howes, Philip Hunt, 
• Thomas Sargent, James Sargent, Samuel Sargent, Joseph 
Buswell, Thomas Stevens, jNIoses Davis, Ezekiel Davis 
and Gideon Colby. 

Enlisted for Fort George in 1756, Second foot Com- 


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paii}^ Lieut. Thomas Stevens, Joseph Sarirent, Charles 
■Sargent, John Harvey, Bradley Morrison, Philip Wells, 
Peter Dow, jr., and Joshua Currier, nearly all from Ames- 
buiy and vicinity. 

Amoncr Col. Willard's resfiment who woi'ked on the 
batteaux at Lake George were : Phil Colby, Ezra Jewell, 
Serg. Coll)}^ Sei'g. Theodore Hoyt, Serg. Gideon Lowell, 
Elijah Colby, Thomas Colby, Peletiah Hoyt, Thomas 
Hoyt, Joseph Haddock, Robert Gould, Theodoi-e Gould, 
Benjamin Badger ; and the following in Capt. Sikes and 
Capt. Bayley's company : Nath. Kimball, Richard Currier, 
Enoch Flanders, Daniel Flanders, AVilliani Hoyt, Page 
Ring, Jona. Hunt, Moses Moulton and son, and Abner 
Curriei", all Amesbury soldiers. 

In C;ipt. Mc Curda's Ranircrs for Louisburir were : Gid- 
eon Colhy, Benj-amin Ordway, Thomas Hunt, Sanders 
Bradley and David Currier. Massachusetts furnished 
7000 men to conquer the French in Canada. 

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partniont, should be sent plainly mai-ked "Salem Press 
Record lleview," Salem, Mass. 

The Salem Press Historical and Genealogical Rec- 
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America and reaches a class of readers who are interested 
in new books. 


WoBURN Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 
FROM IGIOto 1873. Part I, Births. Part II, Deaths. 
Part III, jMarriages. Arranged by Edward F. Johnson. 
Woburn 1890-1. 

To the Hon. Edward F. Johnson, Woburn owes a 
debt of gratitude which can never be paid in this or suc- 
ceeding generations. By his own enterprise and at his 
own cost he published, in 1890, the Record of Births of 

Tlie cily seeing the value of this record appropriated 
funds and published the results of Mr. Johnson's work on 
the Deaths and Marriages, so that in these thiee volumes 
are perpetuated the greater part of the more valuable AVo- 
burn records. 



The arrangement is alphabetical and exceedingly eas}' of 
reference, and, as many footnotes are added by the editor, 
I the genealogical value of the work is greatly increased. 

Part II contains the record of deaths and also contains a 
transcript of the inscriptions in the various cemeteries. 

The magnitude of Mr. Johnson's work is shown by the 
following: table : 

Numl)er of persons, whose birth is published 12,755 
*« '' '' ** death is *' 6,326 

** << *< *« marriage '< 7,662 





The Magazine of American History for December 
comes to hand with its usual interesting and valuable con- 
tributions to history. 

The most attractive paper by far is that by the editor 
telling us of some of the descendants of Queen Isabella, 
which article is richly illustrated and of especial interest 
in connection with her patronage of Columbus. 

The New England iMagazine for December contained 
the opened article of *'Stories of Salem Witchcraft" by 
W. S. Nevins. It will be continued in several numbers. 

]\Ir. Nevins presents in his i)reliminary chapter a hasty 
condensation of witchcraft cases the world over and then 
launches directly at the subject he is to handle. 

The object of these articles is, it is understood, to pre- 
sent a somewhat different ex[)lanation of the witchcraft 
delusion than has formerly been held. 

]\Ir. Xevins holds that young girls living far apart, in 
some instances over a mile, would not be allowed by })ar- 
ents (more strict even than we of the present day) to travel 
from house to house for the purpose of holding conclaves, 
especially at night, and that the first accusations were the 



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result of other influences than their own. Mr. Kevins 
will probably develop his theory as the story progresses. 
AYe trust that the opening chapter is but the commence- 
ment of a most interesting series of articles. 

Good portraits of Endicott and Bradstreet accom- 
pany the article and interwoven with the text are several 
illustrations showing many of the ancient houses in Salem 
and Dan vers. 

The New England Magazine deserves the support of 
New Englanders wherever settled, for many are the articles 
jDrinted, illustrating our ancestors' times, drawn from the 
rich stores of our early histoiy. 

The public interest in the subject of witchcraft is very 
great as shown for instance, by the selling of nearly three 
editions of ^Irs. Upham's "Salem AVitchcraft in Outline,'' 
since last July. 

A History of the Putnam Family in England and 
America, by Eben Putnam. Parts i and ii, 8vo. Salem 
1891. The Salem Press Pub. & Printing Co. 

The first part contains an account of John Putnam, of 
Danvers (Salem, 1634) ]\Iass., and of his sonsLt. Thomas, 
Natiianiel, and Capt. John, and of their sons and daughters. 

These parts cover the witchcraft period (1G92). Part 
II contains the continuation of the genealogical history of 
the family partly through the fourth generation, including 
an exhaustive biography of Gen. Israel Putnam by the 
Rev. A. P. Putnam. 

Both parts are profusely illustrated. 

The edition is limited to 300 copies at $7.50 per copy. 

Essex Institute Historical Collections. Vol. 27. 
Salem 1891. Published by the Essex Institute. Printed 
at the Salem Press. 

Among the articles is a memoir of Gov. Andrew, with 

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poitniit. An account of the dwellings of Boxford, con- 
taining mncli genealogical matter, continuation of the Spar 
hawk <renealo2'y, a short o^enealoirv of the Prince familv 
in Danvers, an account of the First Church in Salem, and 
a complete index to the various publications of the Insti- 
tute. Taken altoirether this volume is one of the most in- 
teresting ever published by the Society. 
The 3 early sul)scription is but $3. 

In Part it of Vol. 28, Essex Institute Historical Col- 
lections, will appear a transcript taken from the London 
Marriage Allegations by Henry Fitz-Gilbert AYaters, the 
^ eminent antiqunry. 

V The Harleian Society published Cul. Chester's copy of 

■^ the Allegations l)ut, unfortunately. Col. Chester omitted 

;■ thousands of entries as being unimportant. Unfortunately, 

f too, the periods from which he omitted the most were the 

?. very periods of the greatest importance to Americans. 

I j\Ir. Waters' gleanings cover entries relating to American 

I names, and will be eagerly awaited. i\Ir. Waters in the 

1 limited time at his disposal was unable to make transcripts 

of ever}^ entry not in Chester's, but what he has are of the 
greatest value and show conclusive! v that it is useless to 
rely entirely u})on books edited by English searchers, for 
American facts. 

One instance in particular is cited : Col. Chester records 
the name of Keaj'ue as Cokeayne, but it is evident that the 
entrj' refers to the early settler at Boston of that name. 

AVe advise our readers to procure a copy of this number 
and to become permanent subscribers to the Collections. 

Records of the Association of Acting-Assistant 
Suugf:ons of the United States Army, A. D. 1891. 
Edited by W. Thornton Parker, M.D., Kecorder, A. A. 
A. S. Edition limited to 200 copies. Salem, Mass., Salem 
Press Publishing and Printing Co., 1891. 

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138 BOOK NOTES. • 

The association of past and present acting-assistant sur- 
geons of the United States Army, who have served before, 
I during or since the War of the Rebellion, was formed for 

I the purpose of securiug a correct liistory of those who 

served in this capacity, and also for mutual protectiou and 
benefit. Its members especially desire to obtain a better 
position for the acting assistant surgeon. They desire that 
actiug-assistant surgeons (now serving), many of whon"j 
have served long and faithfully, performing all the duties 
of commissioned surgeons, and many of whom are past the 
i age permitting them to apply for examination for connnis- 

I sions as first lieutenants in the medical corps, may be com- 

missioned assistant sui'oeons with the rank of second lieu- 
i tenant of cav^alry — not in the line of promotion — that they 

I may have an established position and be no lorjger liable to 

discharire at the whim of the commanding ofHcer. 

The first meeting of the association was held at Newport, 
R. I., on June 24, 1889, Professor A. Reeves Jackson, of 
Chicago, presiding. At this meeting steps were taken to 
* carry out the objects already mentioned, and also to bring 
about the possibility of membership in the Grand Army of 
the Republic for the contract surgeons. The acting-assist- 
ant (or contract) suigeons of the war, having never been 
commissioned, never received an honorable discharire, and 
the laws of the Grand Army of the Republic make such hon- 
orable discharge a prerequisite to membership. 

The book contains the histor}^ of several of its members, 
some of whom served during the Rebellion, and some after. 
The histories of their lives diller in length and in modesty, 
i I as doctors' autobiographies are apt to do ; but as a whole, 

they are interesting as autobiographies are apt to be. 
i This association must strike most uniformed persons who 

} first hear the name as a multiplication of useless associations ; 

j but no one can look through this report without gaining a 

■. respect for the object the association hopes to attain. The 

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contract surgeons of the war included some of our l)rightest 
and best men, who look back with pride to the work they 
were able to do. It ought to be the policy of the govern- 
ment so to treat its servants as to maintain their pride in 
their w^ork and their love for their country. 

Register of Marriages and Baptisms kept by the 
Eev. Tkaugott Frederick Illing, in connection with 
the churches of St. Peters ^Lutheran), Middletown, and 
Caernarvon (Episcopal), Lancaster count\', Penn., Harris- 
burg, 1891. 

Rev. T. F.' Illing was pastor at Middlctown, 1773- 
1788. He was a German Calvinist and a native of Switz- 
erland. Previous to 1765 he was sent as a missionary 
to America by the society for the propagation of the gospel 
in foreign parts. Mr. Illing preached at' various places 
and kept a MSS. record of tlie baptisms and marriages 
solemnized by him. 

To Mr. Edward S. Parthemorethediscovervof these Rec- 
ords is due and he has inc()r[)orated in the pamphlet a great 
profusion of notes and other valuable historical records. 
AYe regret exceedingly thtit no index was prepared. 8vo, 
pp. 43, paper. 

The forthcoming volume of Province Laws edited 
BY Hon. Abxer C. Goodell will be of particular interest 
to Essex county antiquarians. 

The notes api)ended to the volume by Mr. Goodell 
show great research and painstaking labor. One note in 
particular referring to the ferry and bridge across the ^ler- 
rimac at Newbury port, \\\\\ prove of great interest to the 
local antiquarians of Xewburyport and Salisbury. 

George Carr was early licensed to keep the fcrr}' and 
later to build the bridge to the island from the further 


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shore. Afterwards James and Richard Carr continued the 
ferrv^ jMr. Goodell throws much li^ht on the history of 
eaidy ferries and bridges across tlie Merrimack. 

It was to this family of Carrs thtit Ann Carr the wife 
of Thomas Putnam and mother of Ann Putnam of witch- 
craft memor}^, belonged. 

The Ancestral Dictionary edited by John Osborne 
Austin, 8vo, cloth, pp. 74. 

This last work by Mr. Austin which he calls an Ances- 
tral Dictionary, shows all of his usual care and skill in 
arranging pedigrees. 

Each person Avhose ancestry is given can count four- 
teen ancestors on each chart or page. The system is the 
one used by Mr. Harrison Ellery in preparing the ances- 
tral charts in the Bowditch collection. 

There are sixt3'-four charts filled in with ancestry, mostly 
Khode Islanders, thus recording, were no repetitions to 
occur, nine hundred and sixty individuals. In all two 
liundred and sevent3'-five families are represented. A 
series of eisfht blank charts is included. 

The frontispiece is a fine reproduction of an old por- 
ti'ait of Lewis Latham (1555-1655). 

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THE spring. 

As but lunited editions of these boohs are bnng 'printed, 
intending subscribers should send in their names early. 

The Sparhaavk Genealogy is now nearly read3\ This 
genealogy inclucles the descendants of Nathaniel Sparhawk 
in both male and female lines. 
i To this family belonged the second Sir William Pep- 

perrell. A few copies onl}^ are olfered for sale. 

A History of the Putnam Family in England and 
America b^' Eben Putnam. 

The first part of the work has appeared and l)een fa- 
vorably commented upon. The succeeding parts will fol- 
low rapidly. 

Part II is of especial interest to descendants of Gen. 
Israel Putnam. 

Each part is richly illustrated. The price is placed at 
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the whole edition has already been subscribed for. 

A IIlstory or the Treat Family in America, with 
the English ancestry as far as known, by John Harvey 

Sold only to subscribers. 



Mr. Treat has probably made the most complete col- 
lection of family records we have ever seen. The modest 
way in which Mr. Treat alludes to his ancestral line in 
Old England fails to conve}^ to the casual reader the really 
very complete and authentic sketch of the English family 
which is incorporated in this work. 

The book will make 1000 pages, royal octav^o, and is 
offered to subscribers in three styles of binding. 

The method Mr. Treat has pursued causes the inser- 
tions of many families bearing names other than Treat. 

As a contribution to fi:enealoo:ical literature and to the 
colonial histor}' of Connecticut, the v.ork of ]Mr. Treat 
has a high value. 

The Chute Genealogies by AYilliam E. Chute. This 
work on the Chutes is the result of the labor of several 
years. Mr. Chute has been very painstaking, gathering 
records of the different branches of the family from far 
and near. 

Not onl}^ is the attempt made to record everyl)()dy of 
the Chute name, but descendants ot Lionel Chute in other 
families are largel}' represented. 

In our next number we shall <iive a detailed list of fam- 
ilies whose ancestry is recorded and some further facts 
gleaned from the proof sheets of the work. 

The book is offered to subscribers at the low price of 
$4.00 and as the edition is small it is hoped, lest some 
may be disappointed, that intending subscribers will send 
in their names at once. This book will be of especial in- 
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HiSTOur OF Hamtton, N. H., by Joseph Dow, edited 
by liis daughter, Miss L. E. Dow of Hampton. 

This is also a subscription book and represents the most 

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When completed the book will contain 800 pages of 
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Sons and daughters of old Hampton will surely not 
fail to avail themselves of this opportunity to procure a 
history of their native town, especially as the genealogi- 
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the same privilege npon payment of one dollar ioi each query inserted. 
Each insertion is repeated in our next number free of cost. 

It is hoi)ed that by the aid of this department mucli valuable infor- 
mation vill be brought to light and that many, searching the same 
fields, -Nvho other^vise vsould be unknoAvu to each other, 'will be brouglit 
into communication %vith one another. 

All notes upon subjects of interest to our readers Avill be gratefully 
received and "will be inserted in this department. Address Box 28G, 
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We shall keep a record of Genealogies in preparation Avhich Ave shall 
publish in each number. To add to the completeness of our list, in- 
formation regarding such Avork, as also toAvn and county histories in 
preparation, is solicited. 

1. TAPLEY. IMr. Eben Putnam is compiling a genealogy of the de- 
scendants of IManslield 'I'apley Avho died in CharlestOAvn alxmt 1732, 
and Avho was probably born in England abont ICSO. His brother Kicli- 
ard "Nvas a seaman on board of the frigate liose, and died in 1715. 

All descendants of JMansfield and j\Iary (Johnson) Tapley are re- 
quested to send to Mr. Tntnam any infornuition in their possession re- 
lating to this family. There are descendants in northei'u Ne^v York, 
■who have occasionally spelt their name Top|)ing or Tapling, — all such 
are invited to correspond Avith Mr. Fntnam. 

The Genealogy Avill commence in some future number of the I»kcord. 

70. JOP> SAYKE Itorn ICTi, Bedfordshire, Eng., had sixty acres at 
IUinin(!y marsh granted to iiim in U);;8. lie is said by Savage and 
ITowell to have been a son of Thomas Sayre who was also one of the 
grantees at ]>ynn in }C,?,S, but was probably his brother. 

In KMO they removed to Southampton, L. J., and were of the orig- 
inal eight " undertakers." 

riie n;ime of Job Sayre appears in various lists till Mar. 8, lG19-i30, 
after which it is not found in the records of Soutiiani])ton. 


f In the second division of lands Ft^b. 1, 1G55-G, tlierc is no allotment 

I to Job Sayre or any representative, from wliicli I conclude lie had tlieu 

died, or removed. 

In Oct., 1(550, a Job Sayre witnessed an affidavit of John Treworgy 
in relation to land at Fascataway, and there can be little doubt tiiat 
he was the Job Suyre formerly of Southampton. 

Did he settle atPascataway, and is anything further known of liim, 
Ins wife or children? Was he the ancestor of the Say res of Wells 
and Kennebiink? 

71. PRESTON. A John Preston buys land in Killingly, Conn., in 
1707. In 172G he solLs land to Col. Samuel P>ro\vn of Salem, Mass. 
In 1721 Levi Preston (wife Elizabeth) buys land in K. He dii-d in 
1781. Wanted the earlier family connections of these Prestons espec- 
ially of Levi and wife. 

72. PKESTON. Wyman Ainsworth of Bethel, Vt., born perliaps 
about 1751); married Elizabctli Howe. His ancestry wanted. 

73. SMITH. Goni Nathaniel F(jlsom married, tirst, Dorothy Smith, 
born about 172G, Her ancestry wanted. 

74. ALDEX. Gideon Thayer of Boston married in 1740, Rachel 
Alden, bom June 17, 1711. Her ances>tors. 

75. SOULE. John Bi-bee married Nov, 13, 1701, Lydia Soule, 
born Nov. i;3, 17G0, (.laughter of Ephr.iira Soule. Her ancestry wanted. 

76. ]\[ARSH. Stephen DanaMar.'sh horn Nov. 12, 1827, in Plymouth, 
N. H. ; it is said, dit-d in Boston Oct. 23, 1SG7, son of Elias B. Marsh. 
Is anyrhing further known of Eiitis B Marsh? AVho were his parents 
and what was his wife's maiden name? 

77. COCK, of Salem, and Saizadahoc. Deposition of John Cock 
aged about 34 years and Tiiomas Cock aged about 31 years. 

The deposition is in reg.trd to land in Maine, and states that Wil- 

fliam Cock "now of Salem" lived many years, until driven away about 
1677, by the Indian war, at Sagadahoc, on land which he bougliL of 
Thomas Adkins, who formerly lived there. 
I About 1G8(; .lohn Cock, father oftlu- deponents, settled withhis f.nn- 

I ily on the land fornn-rly occupied by William Cock and was there wlien 

I the Indian war broke out in 1GS9. 

The land in rpiestion started from the head of "Congo Cove" and 
ran down to the point "being ab^nt a mile" thence up river to a creek 
which was the l)oundary between land of Simon Newcomb and land of 
William Cock, lately sold to John Hiirginson, jr. of Salem, thence 
fron) the mouih of said creek up into the woods "we know not whether." 
Which laiul the said William Cock alwavs [)eaceably enjoved. 

Dated 14 Aug., 161)5, Essex Deeds, Vol. ir, fo. 6. Will some one 
locate "Congo Cove" and give relationship of John and William Cock. 
Are there any descendants of J<din Coek now living near Bath, Me.? 
Who composed his family in IGSG? 

78. TAPLEY. Will any of this name, now resident in ]\Iaine, kindly 
correspond with Mr. Eben Putnam, care of this magazine. 


POOLE. Rebecca Poole, who nnirried Aaron Hall at IVfedford, Jan. 
3, 1760, was (.laughter of Deacon Zaciiariah Poole and liebecca \\'ade 
of Medford (see will at East Cambridge). 

Dea. Zaciiariah I'oole was son of Capt. Jonathan Poole and Judith 
- of Reading, Mass. 5 and Capt. Jona. Poole was son of Johu 





Poole who settled at Cambridiie in 1631 ; removed to L3'nn and again to 
Readin;[r, where he died April 1, 16G7. 

Kebecca Wade was daughter of Capt. Samuel Wade and Lydia New- 
hall. Capt. Samuel Wade was son of jM;ijor Nathaniel Wade and 
Mercj' Bradstreet of iSIedford, Mass. Mercy Bradstreet was danirhter 
of Gov. Simon Bradstreet of Massachusetts and Anne Dudley (the po- 
etess), and Anne Dudley was daughter of Gov. Thomas Dudley. 

Willia:\i FnESCOTT Geeenlaw, 

23 Columbia St.; Cambridgeport, Mass. 

ORDWAY. James Ordway who married Judith Bailey was James 
Ordway, 3d, born in Newbury, Mass., Oct. 12, 1691-2; son of James, 
jr. and Tirza (Titcomb) Oiilwa}' and grandson of James and Anne 
(Emery) Ordway, the emiiirating ancestor. 
The Newbury old records give under "Publishments Octo. 23, 1711:" 
*' James Ordway Y« S'^ of Newbury and Judith Bailey." 
And under marriages: 

"James Ordway and Judith Bailey married November 26, 1711, by 
Kev. CiuJslopher Toppan." 
The al)ove records also give : 

^'Children of James Ordway and Judith his wife: 
Judith born January 16, 1712-13. 
Sarah " Septem. 1, 1715. 
Euince " '* 4, 1717. 

Benjamin " Novem. 17, 1733. ■ 
There is also recorded " Hannah dau. of John and Juditli Ordway 
born March 17, 1728." 

John C. Ohdwat, 

127 North State St., Concord, N. II. 

Notes. Deacon Nicholas,^ a brother to Rev. James No3'es, came 
from England to Newbury; married Mary, daughter of Capt. John 
Cutting; had, born in Newbury, thirteen ciiildren : 
Col. James'^ Noyes. their son, m. Hannah Knight 
Josepli,^ their son, m. Martha Clark. 

Humphrey,'' their son, b. in Newbury Fi-b. 11, 1717; m. Eliz'^ Lit- 
tle; settled in Atkinson, N. II. and had: 

1 Sarah, ^ b. 1744; m. Daniel^ Poore of A. 

2 Jane,^ b. Sept. *J, 1746; m. Moses Bartlett. 

3 Humphrey,^ b. 174'J; m. Judith Noyes. 

4 Samuel,^ b. 1754. 

5 Joseph,* b. 1757. 

6 Peter,= b. 1758. 

Alfred Poork, M.D., Salem, !Mass. 

To QUERY 82. Lt. Ebcn. Damon born 1736; married Susanna Harts- 

Funeral Rings,— "N. l^ogers | OB. 10 May | 1775. M 74." 

Enamelled — coftln — with skeleton inside. 

In possession of Augustus Dodge Rogers, Esq., of Salem. 

" E. Toppan Ob. May 4 1773 JV, 75." 

" S. W. Ob. 16 March 170'J-10." 

Both plain gokl rinus. 

In possession of Miss Abbie Farley, Salem. ' 

E. D. Ob. 3 Sept. 1740 ne 36. 

W. Pickman Ob. 10 April 1735 M. 24. 

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PiLLSBUUY Family Gexealogy. — ^Sliss E. A. Getchell of Newbury- 
port is prepiu'iiis a ^ciienlojry of the descendants of "William Pillsbery, 
who settled in Dorchester in 16-il and died in Nowbnry, 108(5. The 
record was begun by ^Er. David B. Pilisbur}'' of Peadini,' and now con- 
tains over three tlioiisand names of persons connected with the fam- 

Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of N. E. — A fine set of this 
valuable work is for sale at our oflicc ; price $55. 

Poole Family Genealogy. — William Prescott Greenlaw of No. 245 
Putnam Ave., Cambridi;e{)ort, Mass., is compiling a genealogj'- of the 
Poole family. John, tlie emigrant ancestor, died at liCading, Mass., 
Apr. 1, 1CG7. Inforuiaiion wanted fioni living descendants. 

CoxK Genealogy. — Descendants of Daniel Cone, 1G2G-170G, settled 
in Haddani, Coun., 1GG2. 

W. W. CoxR, 
1405 I'olk St., 

Topelva, Kan. 

Funeral Icings. — Any of our readers having-Funeral Pings in their 
possession are requested to send a description of the same to the Pec- 

ORD. " 

ExrLOKATioNS IN IIoNDi'RAS. — By a decree issued in July last, the 
government of Ilomluras placed all the ancient ruins within the bor- 
ders of the repul)lic in the care of the Peabody Museum of American 
Archeology and Kthiioloiry of Harvard University, for a period often 
years; giving to the Museum not only the charge of the antiquities in 
the country, hut also the exclusive right of exploration and the per- 
mission to take away one-half of all the objects found during the ex- 

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! The Mnseum, on its part, \^ to carry on explorations each year dnr- 

^ inp: the term covered Ly the decree. 

Among the ruins thus placed iti the care of the Museum are those in 
the jiieat city ofCopan, referred to by H. H. Bancroft in liis work up- 
on the "Native Races of the Pacific Coast," as "one of tlie most famous 
\ of the American ruins and the most wonderful of all." In 1570, Copan 

J was known as a aieat ruined city; but no tradition was then extant 

i relatini; to its origin or its former inhabitants. Everything connected 

1 witli this ancient city, buried in the jungle, is as yet a mystery. Huge 

! monoliths and altars, botli elaborately carved and nearly all inscribed 

] with lines of hieroiiiyphs, are found anions these ruins. Tht^ casts of 

I - these singular monoliths in themselves will piovide the JNIiiseum with 

a remarkable series of objects for a study of tlie religious symbols of 
' this ancient [leople, who seem to liave displayed their greatest skill in 

' these sculptures of their gods and altars. 

Stephens, writing nearly fifty years a^o, says, "Of the moral effect 
" of the monuments themselves, standing as they do in the depths of a 

I tropical forest, silent and solemn, strange in desi<in, excellent in scnlp- 

' tnre, i-icl! in o!-n;iment. d!ft"<Miur from th«' wo'.ks of ai^y other people. — 

I their nses and purposes, their whole liistory so entirely unknown, with 

hieroglyphics explaining all, l)Ut perfectly unintelligible,. — I shall not 
pretend to convey any idea. One thiiiir T believe, that its [Copan] his- 
tory is graven on its moiiuments. No ChampoUian has yeL brougiitto 
them the energies of his inquiring mind." 

The opportunity thus olleretl to the Petdiody Museum is a most ad- 
vantageous one, both for the atlvancenient of Anieiican Archai'Olouy 
and for the increase of the Museum collections, which are stiU vei'y 
I small i!i tlie line of Central American antiquities. 

I We, therefore, ask the help of all who are interested in American 

j Arclneolo^y, to enable the Museum to defray the expenses of an expe- 

I , dition to l)e sent out next month to begin explorations and excava- 

tions in this almost untouched field. 
: Prof. F. AV. Putnam, the din-ctor of the Honduras expedition, — 

I with wliom, as a committee of the Peabody ]Miiseum, the undersigned 

I are associated in this work, — beiny; unable to leave the country this 

1 year, will be represented Jn tiie field by two of his assistants who have 

I liad tlu' benefit of his ti-aining both in the Museum ami in field-work 

) in Ohio, Arizona and Yucatan. A\"e have been fortunate also in secur- 

ing the services of an engineer who accompanit^d Mr. Maudslay (one 
of the few careful observers wlio have lately visited Cop'"0 i" Ids ex- 
pedition to P.tlenqnc in 1890-91, and also of a family in Guatemala wlio 
I were in Mr. Maiidslay's employ while working in Copan. 

I For this year's work we need fron? eight to ten thousand dollars, of 

I which four thousand has already been suliscribed. 

; Chaklhs p. Bowinicir, 

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pid)lishecl records of the intention of maiMlaues between 1715 and 

1725, we wish to stale that this ^ap is actual, the folio for these, ten 

; years havinir been lost. This oidy serves to illus.trat(» the need of pre- 

\ serving in print, while we may, the records of early times, for the causes 

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The article in this number advocating the formation of a National 
Soci*Hy of Genealogists is the result of careful investigations as to tlie 
practicat>ilily of such an association. Every student of our early his- 
tory will recognize at once ways in which the work of such a societ}'- 
would be of service to him; therefore, let steps be taken to bring 
about such a desinible evei>t. 

The pages of tins magazine arc open to any and all suggestions per- 
taining to this subject, and it is earnestly hoped that communications 
pro and con will be received by the editor. 

Such work as that of Mr. Waters in Enalaud could be indefinitely 
prolonged were such a society in existence Iiitlucnce would be Ijrought 
to bear on our leuisiatures looking toward the passage of laws which 
would prevent the careless destruction and iiciilect of town records. 
Its field of usefulness would be fai* more extensive than that of any 
one historical society and cooperative work, so sadly needed, could 
be entered upon. 

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The Danvers Historical Society is doiuir good work. Kecently in 
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including over forty of the more ancient and historic houses and sites 
in Dan vers. 

Moreover, a committee is actively at work identifying the unmarked 
graves in the cemeteries and in restoring broken stones ami caring for 
neglected spots. This is a work capable of great expansion and one 
of the greatest vidue to future genealogists. 

WiTcncHAFT. — Light, the active weekly paper of "Worcester, so ably 
edited by Mr. Koe, is calling upon th(; people of Worcester county 
who are descended from any of those who were accused of witchciaft 
In 1G92, to send their nanuis and descent to his paper anti suggests that 
each descendant, contribute a tloUar toward a monument to be erected 
on Gallows or Wife h Hill, Salem, to the memory of those executed 

This is an excellent proposal. The pai'es of the Hix'oui) are o[)en 
to witchcraft pedigrees, and we will receive and hold in tru^t any C(ju- 
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Vol. II. April, 1892. Xo. 4, 


BY AIJXKK C. GOODELL, JR., FEB. 29, 1892. 

Mr. Goodell })egan by expressing the sense "of grave 
rcspoiisil^ilit}' niul of duly," willi wliicli he accepted (he in- 
vitation of the Danvers Historical Society, to niter his 
Ihonghts with, freedom from the historical pulpit of tlie 
congregation which his ancestors helped to found. lie de- 
clared it an undertakin2: of no ordinary diflicuUv and deli- 
cacy to appoition the responsibility for the t raged}' we are 
commemorating and point oulthe source of errors which led 
to it and concerning which even to this day the opinions of 
scholars are divided b}^ sectarian or party lines. Yet this 
w\as wliat he proposed. 

He deemed it a fortunate circumstance for him that the 
fields of local tradition had been fully explored b}- others 

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who had given to the public the results of their researches, 
since he was thereby spared the difficult task of selecting 
from, or compressing, an almost endless mass of important 
details. The service which was left for him to perform 
was to show wherein the historians of the witchcraft had 
failed to recognize the fundamental cause of the delusion 
which he ascribed to two predisposing conditions of the 
people: one physical and the other purel}' psychological. 

Considering these in reverse order he declared that the 
prevailing religious belief of the people prepared their 
minds to accept without d()ul)t or scrui)le a supernatural 
explanation of the piienomena in harmony with the doc- 
trines then universally taught and generally l)elieved in 
New England. The existence of a personal devil, at times 
actuall}' perceptible by the senses, who was permitted by 
Jehovah to wage per[)etual war against himself, to tcm[)t 
and deceive his saints, and to seduce to perdition the un- 
wary, was a fundamental belief. This belief included the 
sanction of a notion, then entertained b}^ the whole Chris- 
tian world with rare exceptions, that witches existed who ^ 
w^ere confederates of the devil, and that witchcraft as thus % 
defined was justly a capital crime both by human and divine 
law. ; 

There were other features of the prevailing creed to 
which the delusion was not so directl}' attributable, and 
indeed of which this particular form of superstition was 
Jiot a necessary consequence, yet which strongly predis- 
posed the popular mind to be controlled by superstitious 
influences. The prevailing faith was Calvinism as incul- 
cated by the divines of the Assembly at AVestminster. 
Two of the doctrines of this scheme — election and the per- 
severance of the saints — Avere dwelt upon by the speaker 
as examj)les illustrating the false views of the relations 
between God and man then generally held. ^Vhile the 

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speaker readily admitted that these ar.d other discarded 
theories of the divine attributes and ijovernment nii;i:ht be 
reconciled to a sound philosophy by a subtle process of 
reasoning, he declared that the proof is abundant that at 
that time these doctrines were accepted literally and led 
to the undue contemphition of supermundane concerns, in- 
ducing a morbid condition of mental depression and dread 
favorable to the devek)pment of the most extravagant 
forms of superstition. B3' the preeminence given l)y Calvin, 
to the scri[)tures, as authoi'ity, tlie Bible interpreted with a 
literalness which, at this day, is scarcely conceivable, was 
{'.ppe.Mlpd. in u[)cn ;illsubjects and all o^j.iiions. It beeaLiiO 
a thing to conjure by ; and the clergy, who legitimately 
held the key to its mysteries, were regarded as al)S()lute 
and fmal authorities on all points upon which they as a 
body jigreed. The}' were unanimous in the opinion tliat 
witchcraft was properl}' punishable with death ; and, though 
they were not so well agreed in their definition of the 
crime, and in their views as to how it should be proved, 
the}' ^vere all certain that such criminals actually existed. 

A ph^'sical condition })redisposing the peoi)le to tliis 
delusion was declared to be their enviromnent. The 
speaker said : — - 

]\Ir. Uphiun has given us a graphic picture of life in 
this village in 1G92. He has traced the ancient hiiihwavs, 
located the houses and described the manners and lives of 
the people, so that we have the picture vividly impressed 
on our minds. But it may be well to recall the fact that 
there were then no secular assemblies except the great 
and general court in Boston, the sessions of the judicial 
coui'ts, town meetings, military musters and the connnon 
schools. It was not until nearly thirty years later that 
singing-schools were formed, the pioneers of i)ui"el3' social 
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attempted after dark except on urgent occasions. All the 
territory hetn^een the settlements was one vast forest, 
reacbinij illimitably in every direction except towards the 
sea. Ten vears later than the time we are consider! ii^j:, 
d'Iberville, one of the ablest and most successful soldiers 
of New France submitted to Pontchartrain, the French 
Minister of Marine, a scbeme for the destruction of the 
English colonies, in which he proposed to march nearly two 
thousand Canadians and Indians from a rendezvous on the 
Kennebec to within a few leagues of Boston under cover 
of the woods all the Avay, so as to surprise the town at 
daybreak. The outlying towns and villages, even so near 
as Andover, were easily accessible to hostile Indians ; and 
a few years later Haverhill was twice, and Andover once, 
overrun by these im))lacable savaires who executed the 
will of their French allies b}' pillaging and burning dwell- 
ing houses and barns and killing and taking captive the 
unsuspecting inhabitants. 

These untravelled forests which, at the present d;iy, 
would oficr such attractions to the .man of science, the 
artist, and the lover of the picturesque, were then the 
abode of the bear, the deer and the fox. Nightly their 
gloom}' depths resounded with the infantile cry of the 
wild-cat, and on the [)onds which they encircled and which 
now lie open to the sun iu tranquil beauty, the solitary 
loon answered with hoarse laugl>ter the howl of the pass- 
ing wolf, or startled the owl to respond in his ominous 

To'the east and north in this wilderness, outposts had 
been established by the emissaries of New France. These 
missionary settlements were the rendezvous of parties ot 
French and Indians, on their hostile expeditions again>t 
the English frontiers. Less than two years before, the 
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reduce that stronghold and thus forever put a stop to the 
horrors of these depredations; but the attempt ended dis- 
astrously, and the people were using the bills of credit 
which had been issued for the first time in our history for 
the supply of an exhausted treasur3^ The disbanded sol- 
diers and seamen of Pliips's unlucky expedition, returning 
to their firesides, rehearsed the story of their disappoint- 
ment, and predicted a renewal of Indian hostilities attended 
with un[)recedented horrors. 

The Indians, those wild men of the woods, were believed 
to be Avorshippers of the devil : and now, that the all-wise 
God hr(} lenirtlicncd his chain, he imd his Icuions were in- 
festing those sylvan haunts b}^ da}-, and issuing forth ])y 
night to join, in hellish revelries, the witches, whom God 
in infinite but inscrutable wisdom, and for his own ^lorv, 
was permitting to work upon their fellow mortals such in- 
juries as the devils themselves were powerless to iutlict. 

These beliefs were not peculiar to this neighborhood, — 
they were as widespread as was the faith our fithers pro- 
fessed, but the difi'erent experiences of this and other com- 
munities arose from the f ict that here the peo[)le believed, 
intelligentl}' and in all sincerity, what others assented to 
nominally, or were not sufilciently curious to inquire into. 

The superstition in Alassachusetts was not the result of 
ignoi'ance in the sense of illiteracy, for there was no [)eople 
on the fice of the earth anionic whom learninii' was more 
generally difiused than ar£U)ng the pe()})le of eastern ]\lassa- 
chusetts, and none who manifested greater eagerness to 
know the secrets of the universe. The illiterate squatters 
of llhodc Island, and the phlegmatic boors of Xew York, 
were not disturbed by any such visitations from the nether 
world as had long troubled the well catechised [)eople of 
Connecticut and worked the inhi])itants of this vilhige 
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^Massachusetts and New 'York at their wits' ends to devise 
means for thwarting tlie devil without being misled by him 
into doing injury to the innocent. 

In censurino- the errors of our ancestors it is most im- 
portant to distinguish between the people and their re- 
ligious tenets, and never to forget that the}^ should be 
judged by contemporary standards. The prevailing char- 
acteristics of our people were zeal and sincerity. It was 
these that forced them from their comfortable homes in 
England to build anew on these imknown shoi'es ; and the 
saying of Stoughton, the chief justice of the witch trials, 
tnat ''God sifted a whole nation to send choice £>'rain into 
this wilderness," is hardly hyperbolical. AVliere in all 
historv shall we flnda connnunitv with more sterlini]: virtues 
than these uncompromising discii)les of Calvin possessed? 
In every generation their character was the same. The 
typical wife and mother faithfully i)erforming her endless 
round of homely duties, bearing all pains and trials with 
serene patience and bringing up her children in the nur- 
ture and admonition of the Lord — whose tenderly whis- 
pered counsels lingered in the memoiy of her sons grown 
to maidiood, keeping their consciences quick to resist 
tein[)tation, detei'ring them from wi'ong doing, and rising 
as the most formidable obstacle to any deviation from her 
cherished f lith ; the typical New England fither — that 
pattern of industry, honesty and sobriet}' — luling his 
household as the steward of a higher IMaster into whose 
presence he daily led them in the communion of prayer at 
the table a-nd the Hreside, — these were not unreasoning 
self-sufficient malii^uant fanatics. 

Neither had they grown narrow and fantastical by se- 
clusion from the world. They had access to all that had 
been printed of the learning of the old world. They were 
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ished the college as the apple of their eye. One of their 
clergy gave to English libraries the first practicall}" com- 
plete concordance of the scriptures ; another gave to the 
aborigines an alphabet, and the whole Bible in their ver- 
nacular tonirue ; and a third, hv his unanswerable los'ic, 
sapped the foundations of more than one elaborate system 
of the old world philosophies. 

It was from this people that science derived Franklin, 
and Count Rumforel who anticipated, by a century, the 
profoundest scientific thought that the human mind yet 
has been able to grasp. These people built and manned 
the ships which pursued the whale to his arctic haunts, 
brought spices and curious fabrics from be3'ond the Cape 
of Good Ib)pe and exchanged their home productions in 
the markets of the Antilles, the Western Islands and the 
ports of Spain. Their continual warfare with their neigh- 
bors of New France made every man a soldier. After re- 
quiting the intolerable insolence of the Pequots and the 
vindictive onslau^^ht of the combined savaire tribes under 
King Philip by utterly annihilating these fierce warriors 
they turned upon the descendants of the Tarrentines and 
Pawtuckets, and the far-ofi' ^Micmacs who were backed by 
the power of Canada, and ])rought them to sul)jection. 
From these contests the Puritan victor returned to his 
plough or his trade with no laurels on his brow, and went 
to his grave with no monument to perpetuate his glory. 

These men of New Ens^land succeeded as well in state- 
craft as in commerce. From the time Governor Winthrop 
advised them "to avoid and protract," they triumphed in 
ever}' contest with the hierarchy, the parliament, arid privy 
council, of England, and, at last, by a supreme ellbrt of 
self-assertion, thev abjured all forei<rn alleiriance and jrave 
to the world the best model of an independent republic. 

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their character. Besides the charities most bountiriillv 
dispensed at home, the deeds of l>enevoleiice of these disci- 
ples of Calviu are to be found in the records of sulfering 
humanity the world over ; and their solemn belief that none 
can be saved except those effectually called has induced 
them, in the endeavor to evangelize the heathen, to erect 
and maintain the most masinificent system of unobtrusive 
propagandism the world has ever seen. Above all, out of 
the severe creed has grown, by a perfectly natural evolu- 
tion, the liberal faith which has been so long proclaimed 
in Brooklvn, and which is now surelv advancin<]^ toundis- 
puled sway in thegiOiiL Orihodox bemiiiaries. At the head 
of this movement stands that broad humanitarian ism which, 
"whether rightfully or wrongfully, is now the only indis- 
pensable bond of fellowship in the oldest churches of the 
ancient colonies of Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay, 

AVith this attempt to faithfully portray the character and 
the mental bias of this people, and the inlluences which 
induced a temporary frenzy wherein for a time compassion 
and common sense were overcome by the dominance of su- 
perstitious ideas, the speaker proceeded to give a sketch of 
the rise, progress and decline of the witchcraft endemic 
and to show what of blame or credit belongs to each of the 
responsible actors in this memorable tragedy. 

After declaring that the tragedy at Salem was not ex- 
ceptional either as to the number of the victims, the period 
in which it occurred, or the atrocities which attended 
the legal proceedings, the speaker stated that all the great 
lawyers of England of the seventeenth centui'v were in- 
fected with this superstition, to which it is estimated, by 
a most careful recent writer, not less than nine millions 
of human bein£!:s were sacrificed at the stake in Christian 

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rcinstitiition of the Royal Societ}^ the speaker attrihuted 
the outl)reak of the dehision in New Eiiizhukl, which was 
brought about chiefly through the instrumentality of two 
clergymen, Increase jNIather and his son Cotton. Botli 
of these clergymen, pro])ably, and certainl}^ the younger, 
aspired to a fellowship in the lioyal Society. Increase 
Mather, in a small way, had formed such a society in Bos- 
ton, some years before, but his activity' in that direction 
had been prevented bv other business callimr him to En<r- 
land. Cotton ]Mathei', however, kept himself l)efoi'e the 
people, as the antagonist of the devil, and fiUed the pul)lic 
mind with tlic rcMiho of hi=i iuijuiiies into su)>eiiiatnral 
mysteries. His and his father's dissemination of these 
pecuhar doctrines of supern:ituialism eventually bore fruit 
in the tragedy at Salem village. 

The various steps of progress in the delusion at Salem 
were then traced down to the organization of the court of 
Oyer and Terminer, which the speaker declared to be a tri- 
bunal perfectly legal in its organization and which pro- 
ceeded according to the rules of practice and of evidence 
then approved by the wisest judges in England. 

A treatise on witchcraft by Joseph Glanvil, a distin- 
guished member of the R(n';\l Society, was imported by the 
elder IMather, who, in 1(584, re})ublished here, the appen- 
dix of this book in which were described the trials and 
executions of certain witches in Sweden. This may ac- 
count for the sitnilarity of the [)henomcna testilied to in the 
Salem trials and those in Sweden. 

The industry of Cotton jNlathor, through several years, 
in filling the ])ublic mind with the subject of witchcraft 
and asserting the duty of exterminating witches was par- 
ticularly described. His connection with the case of 
Good wife Glover in 1G88, and his published reports of 
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out of this delusion at Stilem, Rev. Deodat Lawson, form- 
erl}' minister of the parish, hastened to the scene, adding 
the weight of his opinion to increase the excitement, and 
afterwards jndjlishing a narrative of the circnmstances as 
he understood them. This publication appears to have 
been made with Cotton Mather's approval. 

The arrest, examinations and commitment of the accused 
were next descril)ed, and then the trials before the court 
of Oyer and Terminer. Previous to the beginning of the 
trials before this court, Cotton ]Mather, in a letter to one 
of the judges directed the court how to proceed. All his 
lecomnjeiidations, except the water ordeal, appear to have 
been followed. 

The chief justice and most of his associates held to the 
0})inion that it was contrar\' to the rectorial holiness of God, 
in his government of the world, that the spectre of an inno- 
cent person shoidd be allowed to appear to afflict another. 
Hence it fcdlowed that the mere appearance of a spectre of 
a person as a tormentor was proof of his guilt. This doc- 
trine was not approved b^^ most of the clerg}', and hence 
in the trials corroborative circumstances were required by 
the judges to remove all ground of com[)laint as to the 
sufliciency of the evidence. One of the strongest circum- | 

stances indicative of guilt was })revious bad reputation, - 

especially previous su^^picion of witchcraft. The first case 
tried, therefore, was that of Bridget Bishop, on the second 
of June, who, though not among the first accused, had been 
long reputed a witch, and once tried and acquitted of the 
crime of Avitchcraft. She was now convicted and executed. 
After her execution, some debate ensued as to the sufficiency 
of the proof in her case. Some of the clergy as well as 
the laity were dissatisfied. The general court assembled 
on the eighth of June, two days before Bishop's execution. 
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the session, in which he animadverted upon the doubting 
clergy, and hinted some censure against the deputies wlio 
were disposed to question the legality of the pi-oceedings of 
I the court at Salem. To remove all doul)t the ministers of 

I Boston and vicinity were now consulted by the Governor 

I and Council, and, on the fifteenth, they signed a " return " 

I in which, while great caution in the trials was recommend- 

ed, the course of the judges at Salem was approved of 
and the continuance of the prosecutions was urged. This 
paper was wrilten, and probably wholly composed, by Cot- 
ton Mather. 

The trials were now resumed and prosecuted with vigor. 
The indictments were under the act of [)arliament of James 
I., and were drawn with technical skill, and tlie evidence 
admitted was warranted by the best English text-books 
and precedents. Five persons were condonnied at the 
second sittino- of the court and were executed on the 19th 
of eluly. Another deh'n' followed, during which the friends 
of the condenmed, who had in vain endeavored to obtain a 
pardon or reprieve, were using means to piocure a change 
in the course of i)rocedure in the trials. Earh' in August the 
court began again. Up to this time only laymen had suf- 
fered, but now, George Bin-roui'h, or liurrouirhs, a former 
minister at Salem Villaae, was brought to trial. This was 
an astounding event, and to overcome the prejudice in favor 
of Burroughs which his professional calling nnglit create, 
IMather, the day before his trial, preached a sermon in 
which he referred to the case of a minister in England who 
had confessed the guilt of witchcraft. He denounced tliose 
who criticised the course of the judges; and the attempt 
to discredit the witnesses, by showing their bad character, 
he declared to be "ver}' displeasing unto our Lord." The 
title he aave to this sermon was "The Wonders of the 
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On tlie 19th of Ausfust, Burroiiirhs and four olhevs (one 
a woman) were banged. Cotton Mather was present at 
the execution using his powers of persuasion to prevent 
any popuLir demonstration of S3'mpathy for Burroughs. 
The court sat twice iu September. On the ninth, sentence 
of death was passed upon six women, and, on the seven- 
teenth, upon eight women and one man. Of these fifteen 
persons, eight were executed on the 22d, and the court 
was then adjourned to the first Tuesday in November. 

Before the time for the reassenibling of the court ar- 
rived the clei-jrv and the mai^istrates of Boston were iu a 
ferment. An anonymous pamphlet in the form of a dia- 
logue, printed hy Bradford in Phihidelphia liad appeared, 
in which tlie doctrine of the chief justice respecting spectre 
evidence was squarely denied, and tlie rules of evidence 
adopted in the witch trials were condemned by unanswer- 
able arguments. The change of public sentiment was so 
great that Cotton Mather sought support from the clergy 
of New York. Joseph Dudley, as his messenger, pre- 
sented certain questions in Latin to the assembled Dutch, 
French and English ministers of that province, who met 
specially to consider the subject. The answers of all but 
the minister of the church of England, who dissented, 
were formulated by Dr. Henry Selyns and upheld the 
views of Cotton IMather. The}^ were sent to Boston, but, 
before they airived, the Governor, Sir William Phips, had 
decided to vacate the commission of Oyer and Tei'miner 
and thus put an end to the court. 

Meanwhile two other pamphlets appeared. One of these 
by Increase Mather contained the resolution of certnin 
cases of conscience propounded to him as President of 
Harvard Colieire : the other was Cotton ^Mather's sermon 
on the Wonders of the Invisible World to which he added 
an account of some of the principal trials at Salem. These 
were widely circulated and eagerly read. To the former 


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was prefixed an attestation of approval by the leading 
clergy except Cotton Mather. It was understood to be 
at variance with the views held b}^ the judges in the witch 
trials, and for that reason did not receive the approval of 
the author's son. Cotton Mather's book was iuteuded to 
help on the prosecutions, and while he made its intended 
publication the ostensible excu-e for withholding liis ap- 
proval from the Cases of Conscience, he secretly confessed 
his real reason was that he feared his father's book would [)rc- 
vent further convictions. The jails were still full of [)ris- 
oners, most of whom the Governor tbund means to release, 
A new court was established in November (the Superior 
Court of Judicature), and the Governoi-, before making 
appointments upon that bench, got the former judges to 
agree that, if reappointed, no use should be made of spectre 
evidence in future trials for witchcraft. The result was 
that though, Avith one exception, the judges were chosen 
from among those who had sat in the iormer tril)un:d, ac- 
quittals followed in a majority of the cases subsequently 
tried ; and in the few cases of conviction, the evidence aj)- 
peaiing not to have been essentially diiferent from the 
evidence in other cases where the accused were acquitteil, 
the Governor repi-ieved or i)ardoned the condennicd, to the 
o^reat disgust of the Chief Justice. 

By the following spring the delusion had passed away. 
All this while, however. Cotton Mather, who, by the ad- 
vice of his father, had ceased to take an active i)art in the 
pi'osecutions, was endeavoring to revive the superstitions 
excitement, by calling attention to the spasms and ecsta- 
cies of an hysterical girl in Boston. He may, by this means, 
have succeeded in impressing some of the deputies to the 
general assembly from the country towns, but the inter- 
est in this case did not spread, nor last long, lie made 
another attempt the next year in the case of }ilargaret 


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] Rule, but Ins and his father's credulity and the silliness 

of the girl's actions were shown np by Eo!)ert Calef, a 
Boston merchant; and, by this brave opi^osition, in the 
face of threats and actual prosecution l)y the iMathers, the 
proceedings were made to appear ridiculous and this at- 
tenipt to revive the delusion failed. 

The report of tlie Governor's interference with the pros- 
ecutions readied Queen ^biry, and, in due time, he re- 
ceived the queen's letters of ajiproval which gave the cue 
to that large party which always stands ready to join 
the wiiming side. The judges and the pe()[)le were not 
slow to accent tlie views of the En^'li-^h court which 

j were, at lea^t, more consonant with peace and charity 

• thjui was the spirit which had [)rom[)ted the persecutions. 
Tliis was the end of the judicial [)roceedings. 

Long before the last indictment was tried, conviction of 
witchcraft, wliether under the Hebrew law or the English 
statute, had become practically impossible in INlassachu- 
sotts. Phips, in his letter to the Earl of Nottingham, de- 
clared that '^the sto[) to the first method of proceedings 
hath dissipated the black cloud that threatened this prov- 
ince with destruction I h:ive now no complaints ; 

but people's minds before divided and distracted by dif- 
fering opinions concerning this matter are now well com- 
;| posed." 

After the storm was past, the damage done on the one 
hand, and the gain for liberty and enlightenment on the 
other, nia}' thus be summarized : nineteen [)ersons had 
been hanged and one pressed to death. This last was, 
according to the strict rule of English law, not for refus- 
ing to plead, but because, after having pleaded "not guilt}'," 
he would not declare that he would be tried bv ''God and 
the country," as then required in the trial of all felonies, 
and without which expression of choice no person could be 

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tried or attainted. Fifty families, at least, were broken 
up, and as many or more persons were ruined in their lep- 
utation or estates, and the seeds of bitterness sown which 
grew and bore fruit for a generation, and then withered 
in tliat period of troubled lives and short memories. 

On the otlier hand, in the strn<zi»le which ensued between 
the legislature and the judiciary during the progress of tlie 
trials, the people effected the repeal of those last remnants 
of the feiulal system — forfeitures, escheats and attainders. 
The^' secured the great writ of right, the habeas corpus^ 
th(^ acquirement of which had cost England mints of 
treasure and rivers of blood ; by t\vo successive acts they 
obliged sheriils to account for estreats of tines and forfeit- 
ures — thus preventing theold-time lawlessrapacity of those 
oflicers — and the}' organized a system of judicature which 
remains substantially unchansxed to this day. To l)e sure, 
all this was not obtained without comprotnise, and the 
laws against witchcraft botli of the colony and of the par- 
liament were re-enacted here ; but the latter was lejected 
by the Privy Council, alter the legislature refused to re- 
enact it thus leavins^ us in a condition which Eniiland did 
not rench until tifty years latei*. 

The ex})eriences of that memorable year forever put an 
end here to the power of a superstition which had ruled 
the world for ages and which continued potent in P^urope 
for more than a generation later. 

The course of justice was greatly improved by the ex- 
periences of that year. By the proof of their fallibility 
i in the proceedings at Salem, the judges of the highest 

\ court were deprived of the despotic ssvay which they had 

I been accustomed to exercise, and lawyers were encour- 

aged to assert the rights of their clients with less fawning 
and timidity. By the charter the juries were no longer 
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fatal blow was given to the old sectarianism. At Salem, 
while the memory of the Oyer and Terminer was fresh, 
Thomas INlaule, the Quaker, in his trial before the Supe- 
rior Court of Judicature, appealed to the jury to consider 
the judges as but their clerks to approve their verdict 
■with "amen." He obtained the verdict he asked for against 
the ruling of the court, and, by his taunting reminder to the 
judges of their errors in the witch trials, he exasperated 
them so that judge Danforth roared from the bench, "Take 
him away ! Take him away !" 

The recovery from this delusion was attended by a 
sudd'^n cliange of views as to certain points in theolog}-, 
and followed b^' a disregard of the authority of theclergj^, 
not fivorable to the latter or to the cause of religion. 
This decadence of religion and diminution of respect for 
superiors continued to increase until the great revivals 
toward the middle of the next century. \ 

After the reaction of scepticism, higher views of the 
love and mercy of God began to prevail, until a qualified 
Arminianism had replaced the cardinal doctrines of Calvin. 
Humanitarian sentiments took the place of pharisaical 
sanctification, and cheerfulness and brotherly alfoction be- 
gan to be universally recognized as more im])()rtaut than 
the bonds of church fellowship. 

Of the leaders in tiie prosecutions Samuel Sewall appears 
to have been the only one who manifested sincere regret. 

Cotton ]Mather saw nothiug in the misery the prosecu- 
tions caused and entailed worthy to' be mentioned as an 
offset to the benefit which thereby ensued to religion and 
the church. 

The Chief Justice was so unmoved by his recollections 
of the ])ast that it was not possible for any book adversely 
criticising the witclicraft prcjceedings to receive his iiiq)ri- 
tualur during the remainder of his life. 

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It was not until after Dudley, who followed Stoiighton, 
had begun upon his second year as governor, that a suc- 
cessful attempt was made to reverse the attainders of a 
few of the persons convicted of witchcraft, and it took 
eight years more of efibrt to secure the passage of an act 
making reparation to the survivors, and the families of 
the victims, for the pecuniary losses which the prosecu- 
tions occasioned. That act, however, inadequate as it 
was, is believed to be without precedent or parallel, as 
an offer of amends for injury- inflicted under a mistake 
Avhicli no human foresight could have prevented except 
by the subversion of all legal authority and of the estab- 
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PIiSTORY imposes on us to-night a delicate and difficult 
task. We are here tocommeiuorate something' we would 
willingly forget. The witchcraft horror — the terrible 
frenz}^ which overtook our ancestors two centuries ago, — 
is a chapter in our local annals which I for one would make 
haste to blot out forever if I had it in ni}^ power to do so . 
All that can be said in extenuation — all that can be said 
to the personal credit of the few who stood up ):)ravely 
ao:ainst the wretched business — to the honor of Judire 
Saltonstall, who retired from the court rather than give 
his judicial sanction to the hearing of the miserable charges, 
— to the honor of s^oodman Woodburv, whose horse stood 
ready saddled, night after night, in his barn for the use 
of neighbors who might be accused and might escape 
with his aid to New Hampshire, — to the honor of the 
venerable ex-Governor Bradstreet, of whom Upham in- 
timates that had he remained governor another year, 
the frenzy would never have gained head, — to the hcmor 
of his successor, Sir William Phips, who, when Lady 
Phips began to be accused, looked into the matter and 
called a halt, — all that can be charged off to the advan- 
tage of the few who, earlier or later in the proceedings, 
discovered their dreadful error and in humiliation and 
sincerity repented of what they had done, — such as Judge 
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and the fielded plea that others elsewhere held the same 
beliefs, — that persons as guiltless suffered like enormities 
in other places, before and since, under the malignant in- 
fluence of this awful creed, — all this does not wipe out the 
a})palling fact thatriglit here in Salem, at the hands of our 
own ancestors, whom we honestly revere and hold up as 
better than their time in mau}^ ways, twenty innocent per- 
sons, mostly women, were by their own neighbors done 
to death, at intervals of weeks, with slow deliberation and 
the forms of law, upon flimsy and unsubstantial statements, 
— the victims denied those rites and consolations of religion 
which society ail'ords to the most hardened of otienders, 
excommunicated from the church they loved, — outlawed 
ot heaven and earth, — even the poor solace of Christian 
buriid denied their ashes. 

A phenomenon like this may well startle us from our 
complacency and give us pause. 

It is for others to account for and explain it. The task 
is not for me. Scholars learned in the research of the 
period in question — familiar with its social atmosphere, 
and initiated by virtue of long investigation into the mys- 
teries of its deluded thought — are here to address you to- 
night, and it becomes me to resign the hour to them. 
They will oflfer you explanations and reflections for wiiich 
their positions and studies will command respect. We all 
have our theories. AYe have in our townsmen the Upliams, 
father and son, able guides to a just conclusion. The in- 
terchange of views, on a centennial like this, cannot but 
be welcome and inspiring to all of us. 

I And, then, an excuse for this commemoration, if excuse 
it need, in the belief that the wretched slaughter of women, 
in 1G92, whether Ave will it or not, will be remem1)ei"ed. 
Had they perished by conflagration, by shipwreck or by 
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j their f\ite had been sad indeed, but time would slowly 

I wipe out the living memory. Had they died by Indian 

massacre even, or by famine, or by pestilence or by siege, 

the metnoryof it would linijer louir, but not forever. Not 

the numbers of the victims, — not so much the character of 

the victims, but the nature and animus of the violence 

] . under which they fell, determine, I think, the iinal judg- 

ment of mankind. Smithfiekl and the Inquisition will 
not be forgottcir; the bloody upheaval in France a century 
ao'O will not be forjjotten ; the o-roundless stranojuhitions 
in Salem two hundred years ago will not be forgotten. 

1 ask 3^our attention, therefore, to what is about to be 
saidv in order that we may hel]> to record and hand down 
the actual fact, and not expose our ancestors to the dis- 
torted misconceptions of the writers who may not feel the 
solemn obliu^iition resting: ui)on us to see to it that the cen- 
sure is apportioned to the fault. I shall rejoice if persons 
who have supposed us anxious to keep alive these memo- 
ries for our own aggrandizement shall be persuaded, by the 
solemnity of this occasion, that such is not the fact, and 
that, while we cannot shape our history, we acce})t it in 
■jdl seriousness as it is, and have no disposition to treat in 
fi light or trifling spirit the saddest of all episodes in the 

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Oct. 6, 1843. Died yesterday morniDg & to be Iniried to- 
day, Ebcnczer Berry, old resident, leaving son & daugiiler. 

Kov. 24, 1843. Found dead in bed, this morning, ]\Irs. 
Ruth Porter ^vidow of late Joseph Porter. Several years 
had paralytic shocks. Lone widow many years, having 
110 children c*c no nearer relatives than nieces c^ nephews 
who have taken care of her for the last years of her life. 
May they & those that resided in tlie house be rewarded 
for all they have done. Amiable & irood woman who- 
mourned her worthy husband's death. 

Dec. 8, 1843. Aaron Porter died last Sabbath, Dec. 
3, in 84^'^ 3'ear, leaving an aged widow & several chihlren. 

Dec. 13, 1843. Died within a few days in Topslield 
Samuel Hood & Ephiaini Perkins, both aged. 

Jan. 1, 1844. Yesterday died Sanmel Flint after lin- 
gering in suffering many wrecks, occasioned by falling 
from the great beam in his barn. Left widow & children. 

Feb. 21, 1844. Within a few days Mrs. Lucy L. 
Shove, wife of Hon. Jou'' Shove. ' 

AVilhin a few weeks small pox at Plains has removed 
widow of jNIichael Berry, Mrs. Louisa llines (wife of John 
nines), a son of Josiah Dudley aged about 20 c^ the other 
a lady wdio came from the country. Xo funeral rites. 
One of the above, probably the first, resided in Beverly, 
but caught the disease fioin some source. 

Mar. 6, 1844. Yesterday Mrs. Puth Gray of Salem, 


; 172 MARY endicott's diaky. 

1. wife of Sam^ Gray, aired friends of ours, intimate more 

si than 30 3'ears, leaving husband, sons& daughters. 

I July 8, 1844. Yesterda}^ buried Mrs. Rea, aged widow 

of late John Rea & mother to my aunt Endicott — leaving 
I J^b^ ^^' 1844. Died about a fortnight ago Daniel Hardy 

of New Mills, leaving invalid widow & only daughter. 

■ Sept, 15, 1844. Just heard of death of aged & distant 

friend Dr. Bcnj. Porter (had no children, but was mar- 

Nov. 17, 1844. Died Nov. 15, Mrs. Mary Ann Swan 
wife of Sylvester Swan & daughter of the late Eleazer Put- , 
nam, Esq., & formerly widow of the late John Tyler. 
Durino^ her lonir & distressing: sickness a beloved daughter • 

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I by her first husband was taken away. j\Irs. Swan left 

husband, children, brother & sister. I 

> Dec. 1, 1844. Died Sabbath before Thanksgiving, 

Harriet, wife of Jasper Pope, leaving husband, brothers i 
! & sisters. 

! Feb. 2, 1845. Died Jan. 21, Mrs. Experience Cleve- 

land, widow of late Dr. Nehemiah Cleveland, 80 3'ears old 
she was. Also a few weeks ago Dea. AVilliamDickerson, 
of Cancer on tongue. 

Feb. 22, 1845. Lydia Porter died yesterday, buried to- 
day. SufTei'cd from loss of reason & paroxysms of passion. 
Mar. 18, 1845. Buried yesterday Capt. Jeremiah Put- 
nam, leaving widow & several children b}^ former wife, 
75 years old. Widow lost a former husband & also a lit- 
tle bo}^ drowned, only child b}^ her 2^ husband. 

Apl. 3, 1845. Stephen B. Nick buried a few da^^s ago. 
• Formerly of this neighborhood, but for about a year, prop- 
crl}' being spent, he has been in alms house sutiering from 
bodily inflrmit3^ 

Apl. 4, 1845. Died last Monday, last day of March, 




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Mrs. Teresa Cleaves, widow of late Xathaiiiel Cleaves, 
aged 63. Formerly resided in our (Endicott) family for 
3 or 4 3'ears when I was quite a child. Left 2 children, 
dauofhter in law & o^randchildren. 

May 22, 1845. Mr. Stimpson, buried, leaving only 

son, wife, and grandchildren, & aged mother. Tomorrow 

afternoon remains of Mrs. JSIary Procter, wife of lawyer 

I • John AV. Procter, will be interred. Left husband & six 


July 7, 1845. Today Mrs. Susan Flint, wife of Eben^ 
Flint, died. 

July 13, 1845. Mr. Andrew Batchelder, died aged 73, 
leaving: wife & sons & daus^hters. 

Aug. 24, 1845. Died within few days, Mrs. Lydia F. 
Price, leaving husband, children. 

Nov. 13, 1845. Buried Zerubbabel Porter, who died 
11th aged 85. Within a few weeks, iMaj. Sylvester 
Osborne & Geo. Gideon Foster of S. Danvers, & within a 
few days Captain Perry — all died. 

Apl. 25, 184G. Abel Nichols buried, leaving widow & 
two children, an aged mother & two brothers. 

Nov. 12, 1846. A few days ago, Dennison Brown, a 
young man of much promise, leaving wife whom he had 
recently married, & a sister. 

Also a (gw weeks since, Mr. Samuel Leach of Salem, 
aged gentleman, died, leaving wife & children. 

Nov. 16, 1846. Died 11th inst. atBoxford, Mrs. :\rary 
Smith, aged 94. Left 3 children, son in law, several 
grandchildren. One of her daughters resided in our (En- 
dicott) family for ten ^^ears. 

Nov. 30, 1846. Died a day or two since one of our 
neighbors, Mrs. ^lary Shillaber, leaving nepliews or nieces. 

Jan. 2, 1847. Died a day or two since Widow Ped- 
rick, a neighbor, leaving sons & daughters. She was old. 


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Jan. 22, 1847. Died a week or two ago b}^ her own 
hand Mrs. Louisa Upton, leaving husband, two children, 
j parents, & a brother. Nervous and derans^ed. 

Yesterday killed on the railroad Mr. William Flint & 
his horse. Nephew has lived in our family. 

Jul}" 9, 1847. Ellas Putnam died yesterday 4 P. M. 
& will be buried to-morrow at 3. 

July 24, 1747. Died July 10, Mrs. Mary Ann Sears 
Gould, wife of Daniel Gould, leaving husband & widowed 
mother in feeble health, an only brother & one or two in- 
ant children. 

Sep. 8, 1847. Died Saturday Sep. 4, Hon. Jon''^. Shove. 
Buried on Monday morning, the Gth. Left an only son, 
a^ed mother & an only brother, aired 54. 

Nov. 23, 1847. Died within a few days Mrs Sarah 
Fowler, aged 92 & Mrs. Eunice Porter, widows of the 
late Samuel Fowler & Aaron Porter ; also Dr. Pike of 
Topsfield, an aged man. 

Nov. 25, 1847. oNlrs. Dwinell, almost 102, died with- 
j in 2 or 3 weeks just on Topsfield line where she has long 


Dec. 26, 1847. INIajor Traill of iMarblehead & two sons 
dead. Friends of ours. 

Feb. 15, 1848. Neighbor Stephen Putnam died 11th 
inst., buried yesterday, aged 74. Buried from his brothers 
house & buried in burial place below our house. 

Feb. 22, 1848. ]\lrs. Samuel Fowler, buried yesterday. 
Died suddenl}', leaving husband & children. 

Feb. 25, 1848. Enos Estey, a few houses above ours on 

edirc of T., to be buried to-morrow. One of fathers old 

friends, E. Endicott's. Leaves aged widow. Had no 


j{ Mar. 1, 1848. Alonzo Bishop Boardman, aged 16, 

I' son of N. B., died last evening. 

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Mar. 2, 1848. Buried to-day Perley Tapley, Mrs. Dan- 
forth, & Alonzo B. Boardinan. 

Mar. 8, 1848. Heard of death at sea of Capt. Israel 
Porter, sou of the late Aaron & Eunice. Leaves a 2'^ 
wife & perhaps children. 

Mar. 23, 1848. Yesterday buried, daughter of Closes 
Black, aged nine, & Mrs. Emily Perkins, only daughter 
of Mr. & Mrs. Sleeper of the Plains. 

Mar. 30, 1848. Died Mar. 24^^, William Putnam of 
Beverly son of Edmund & cousin to Elias Putnam. 

April 11, 1848. Buried last week Mrs. Mary Kim1)aU 
at the Xcok (UnivcT.^allst). Also buried about the same 
time a daughter of Warren Sheldon at the Plains. 

May 23, 1848. Died May 17, Capt. Daniel Foster of 
Danvers New j\lills, leavinu: ivj^cd widow, three daughters 
& a son. Aged 83. Universalist. 

• May 26, 1848. ]Mr. & iNIrs. Aaron Putnam lost a boy 
of hip complaint of long standing. Died to-day. 

June 5, 1848. Israel Endicott, only uncle, died last even- 
ing, leaving widow, two sons, daughter-in-law & grand- 
children, & an aged sister over ninety. lie was about 78 
years of age. 

June 12, 1848. Died yesterday Lydia P. Putnam, wife 
of Elias E. Putnam. 

June 20, 1848. Amos AVildesdied within two or three 
da3^s at the Plains, leaving two daughters who were berelt 
of their mother at an early age and the eldest of whom has 
been marric^d within a year or two. 

Aug. 15, 1848. Buried, a little daughter of neighbor 
Mrs. Susan Putnam. Many years she was an invalid. 

Nov. 11, 1848. About four weeks or so ago, Louisa J. 
Putnam, aged 24, and about a fortnight ago, Kev I. A. Put- 
nam, aged 27, children of Elias. 









Xov. 21, 1818. Died this morning my father, Elias Eii- 

dicott. Elias Enclicott Putnam, named for him, also dead. 

} Jan. 17, 1849. Yesterday Daniel Phippen of Salem, 

father of D. P. who was brought up by my father, and who 

has resided with us over 40 years, was interred. 

Apr. 8, 1849. Died about a fortnight ago, Mrs. Chap- 
man, sister of our neighbor Mrs. Porter, leaving two sons 
& two daughters. 

Aug. 29, 1849. Died Aug. 26 (Sabbath) my dear cous- 
in Mehitable Cressey, leaving two sisters, and one brother. 

Sept. 6, 1849. Died night before last Mary Ella Good- 
hue, aged 1, leaving parents childless. 

Sept. 21 , 1849. Died 15 inst, Mrs. Eunice Daniels, wife 
of David Daniels of S. Danvers — 2*^^ wife — leaving husband 
& many children. 

Nov. 1, 1849. Buried yesterday P. M., Maj. William 

Nov. 13, 1849. Nancy Cressey, our cousin, buried to- 
day. Yesterday P. M. Mrs. Hetta Goodale, widow of 
above Major Goodale, leaving children. 
! Nov. 29, 1849. Died within 2 or 3 months Ruth Eliza- 

beth (aged 18), only daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Gray 
of Dover, N. H. Left brother as well as parents. Also 
• within about the same time, one of our neighbors, a Mr. 
Fowler, about father^s age, an old man, 

Jan. 28, 1850. Buried yesterday P. M., WallacePerley 
(almost 19), son of Frederick Perley. 

Apr. 24, 1850. Within three or four da3'S oldest son 
of Mr. & Mrs. Ausrustus Putnam, aaed about 12. 
jl Apr. 27, 1850. In late paper read the death of Rev. 

James ]\IcEwen, of Brattleboro, Vt., formerly preacher in 
Topsfield, aged 56 years. Left a wife & one adopted child 
of Benjamin Kimball of Topsfield. 

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1 The ofTering I bring 3'oii to-day is not liistoiy, but sim- 

I ply tlie miner's rude ore, in whicb, wben your bi>toiian 

I comes, he may find some facts which may be wchled into 

I the annals of a quiet town, whose sons are proud to trace 

their kinship to its Puritan founders. 

The planters of jNIassachusetts were the most earnest, 
deyout and intelligent people of their age. While they 
were largely influenced ])y considerations of religious free- 
dom, they were also profoundly impressed with the idea 
of founding an ideal commonwealth, a greater Englaiid, 
I freed from feudalism and fashioned on the ^Mosaic code. 

I They had to create a church and a state. They made 

I the town the unit of the civil po\A"er and the parish the unit 

of ecclesiastical authority. In the growth of the Puritan 
theocracy, parish and town were ])ractically one. The 
parish chose the representatives to the General Court and 
the town chose the minister. All town aliairs were deter- 
mined in the parish meeting house. 

When the people multiplied and it became ex[)edient to 
form new parishes, it was accomplished in several ways 

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and under several names, all subordinatino' other motives 
to that of the reliii:ioiis Avelfare of the inhabitants. Two 
examples of parishes and towns formed from the parent 
town and parish are at hand. L^^nn ^ras a town self in- 
corporated by a community sending its freemen to the 
general meeting place of the colony and then sending 
deputies to the first General Court. 

It is to be borne in mind that the G'reat Puritan exodus 
from England, the organized transplanting of a whole 
people was almost wholl}' between 1630 and 1640. At 
the latter date the prospects of religious liberty at home 
had so brightened with the successes of Parliament, that 
emigration stopped and some of the more enthusiastic 
] ^ spirits, like Hugh Peters of Salem and Thomas Marshall 
I of Lvnn, returned to serve under the banners of Fairfax 

i and Cromwell as chaplain and captain. 

j The frequent arrival of planters during those years 

•j created pressing demands for more lands. The fertile up- 

\ . lands in the interior invited the airri cultural settlers with 
\ their flocks and herds awavfrom the seacoast. The nor- 

mal line of expansion from Lynn was up the valley of ''the 
great river at Saugus" to its source in "the great pond," 
which is now known as Lake Quannapowitt in the present 
town of AVakefield. Hence, on the ninth of September, 
1639, the General Court granted more territoiy to Lyim 
in the followinij- lano-uaiic : — 


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**The petition of tlie Inhabitants of Lynn, for a place for an inland 
plantation at the head of tlieir bounds is ti:rantcd them 4 miles sfjnnre, 
'. as the place "vvill adbrd : upon condition that the petitioner shall, 

1} within two years, make some good proceeding in planting, so as it 

j I may be a village, fit to contain a convenient number of inhabitants, 

' I which may in dew time have a church there; and so as such as shall re- 

move to inliabit there, sliall not with all keepe their accommodations in 
I I Linn above 2 years after their removal to the said village, upon pain to 

forfeit their interest in one of them at their election: except this 
; . court shall see fit cause to dispence further with them." 

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Tliis ''inland plantation" had its extreme northern line 
upon the Ipswich river and inchided tlie modern towns of 
Readiuix and "Wakefield. The lano-uai^^e of the act shows 
the constant, careful provision made for the religious wel- 
fare of the people. It was made incumbent upon the 
grantees to send into the new territory enough settlers to 
form a church. They were not to straggle up iuto the 
wilderness, but were to a'oin sufficient numbers to warrant 
the settlement and maintenance of a pastor. Another point 
aimed to prevent one who had already received a grant in 
Lynn from absorbing another in Lynn Village. If he took 
anew o-nint and residence in the Yillaiic, he aijandoncd 
his "acconunodations" in the town. 

The purpose of the settlers and of the General Court was, 
not to make unwieldy towns wiiere attendance at worship 
would be inconvenient, but, as in this case, to put the 
settlers of the new territory under the care of Lvnn, till 
such time as they were strong enough to support a church 
of their own. Church and town were so nearly identical 
that when its church had been gathered the General Court, 
May 29, 1644, incorporated Lynn Village, as the town 

of Iwcadinir. 
I Thus earl 3^ the added portion of Lynn secured an inde- 

pendent church and township. Lynn End, or Lynnlield, 
even earlier than Lynn Village or Reading, became a j)art 
of Lynn. On the 13lh of March, 1638-9, the General 
Court records relate that 'Linn was (granted 6 miles into 
the countre3% & ^Ir. Hawthorne & Leif F. Davenport \o 
view & inlbrm how the land be^^ond l^'eth — Avhether it 
may bee fit for another plantation or no." 

This was a mere territorial extension of Lvnn l)ouuds 
for the convenience of the settlers of the then existing 
parish. It was not granted with the intention of establish- 
ing a separate parish and town. The settlers upon the 

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fair upland plains of Lynnficld remained attached to the 
first parish for many a long ycnY and were bound to travel 
nine good miles to worship in the meeting-house by the 
sea. Our fathers desired exceedingly the consolations of 
I religious ministrations, but the lon^:, rouoh roads through 

the sombre Lynn woods were stumbling blocks in their 

At the time Lynn was about to build a new meeting'- 
I house (1682) much discussion was had in regard to choos- 

ino^ a site near the £:eo2:raphical centre of the town. A 
now-wooded hill at the west of Birch pond, within the 
liuiits of the present town of Saugus, was favored by the 
I inhabitants of the west and nortli parts of the town. The 

\ dwellers of the eastern end by the sea objected to going 

I to the breezy uplands. The project failed. The ^'Okl 

I Tunnel" meetino'-liouse was built on Lynn Common. Out 

i of the failure to agree u[)on the western location grew, not 

I in contention but in Christian spirit, the Second or North 

Parish and the Third or West Parish. These b}' natural 
laws ofevohition became later on the towns of Lvnntield and 


Saugus. Meantime the little band kept the f lith ; some 
went to the L^^nn church, otliers became connected with 
the Iveadino- church, so mucli more convenient, but all 
were required to contribute to the support of the ministry 
of the First Parish. 

Then still reco^rnizinfr the paramount duty of main- 
tenance of the ministry and of convenience of attending 
service, the Town of Lynn, Nov. 17, 1712, voted "In 
answer to that petition of our neiglibors, the farmers, so 
called, dated Feb. 13, 1711, desiring to be a precinct, 
that all the part of the town that lies on the northerly side of 
that highway that leads from Salem to Reading be set ofl' 
for a precinct, and when they shall have a meeting-house 
and a minister, qualified according to law, settled to preach 



the word of God amongst them, then they shall be wholly 
freed from paying to the ministry of the town and not be- 
fore. And if afterwards they shall cease to maintain a 
minister amongst them then to pay to the minister of the 
town as heretofore." 

As early as 1678, as appeared by a petition to the 
General Court in that year, the "Adjacent Farmers" of 
Lynnfield and Stoneham were crowding the Reading church 
so that it was necessary to enlarge the building, not for 
. their own accommodation, but for that of those who wor- 
shipped there from this side of Saugus river and yet were 
obliged ''to pay their hole rates to their ow^n towns." 

In their perplexity they go to the General Court to see 
if there is any way out of the difliculty. 

"The humble pctisiou of tlic toAvne of Kedtling Humbh' Showeth — 
That "whereas our case, being as your pctissiners hum])ly conseive, 
soe sircumstanced as m'c Know uot the like in all Respects — and not 
Knowing which wave to hclpe ourselves. But By humbly ac(iuaiuting 
yor honners with our state, your honners becing the Fathers of the 
Common wealtk to which wee doe belonge; and yor petissiiiers 
humbly liopiug that yor honners will helpe soe far as may bee to tlie 
Helieving of us in our case : It being soe with us that wee are butt a 
poore place, very few above sixty families Abell to pay the Ministry, 
and severall of them have more r.eed to Receive than to payc. If wee 
were a place of ability as many others bee; and to us there is Adjacent 
farmers, which bee constant hearers of the Avord, with us, Avhich goes 
not at all to their owne towne, But Transiently as others doe ; Neither 
came tliey one the Sabbath days butt l)ee breakers of the Lawe of God 
and of this commonwealth as we conseive. And to many of tliem itt 
would be soe intolerable a burthen, then many of them must necessarily 
refraine from the public worship of god, established amongst us, for 
prevention of which they doe heare with us, which seems to be very 
hard for us to maintayne ^Ministry and meeting-house conveniently 
for them, and others to force them to paye their hole Rates to their 
one towncs, as others do; or if some of them bee Betterminded, the 
bisenes lyeth so at the present, that wee liave nothing from them all 
or next to nothing. 

♦'Another thing that your liumble petisioncrs desire to declare to 
your honners is tliatt wee liave now not roume enough in our Meeting 
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i a ncare one tliircl as ranch as "\vee, wee miiste build anew before itt bee 

• \ Louge for the house will be too littell for them and us, wliich w^ec 
{ I hope your honners A^-lll consider how the case is like to bee with us, if 
I i nothinir be considered. Butt as wee hope itt is the wa\^e, that god 
I ^ would have us to take to leave the case to your honners, Ave desire 
' I humbly soe to doe, and quiettly to reste to this honoured Courte's 
I J good pleasure as to what hath been declared. 

I '; "And sliall ever pray — In the name & by the consent of the Reste of 

• i the inhabitants of the town. VTm. Cowdrey, Robert Burnap, Jona. 

I >i Poole, Thomas Parker, Jeremy Swaine." 

jl In 1G88, Readino: set about buildiiioj a new mcetins: 

house. Among the subscribers for liberal amounts Avere 
the men of Lynufield, such as John Pearson, John Ban- 
croft, llananiah HuLcliinson, Edward Hutchinson, Isaac 
Ilart, Capt. Thomas Bancroft, John Poole, Timothy Harts- 

j ; home and John Townsend. Most of them are the names 

of tlie })h\nters of the stnrdy stock whose good qualities 
are perpetuated by their descendants in the ancestral 
\ homesteads even to this day. 

In Eaton's History of Reading is given "a catalogue of 

I I the brethren and sisters in full conununion in the first 
•J church in Reading, Jan. 3, 1720-1." Among them are 

I twenty "members of this church belonging to L3'nn End 

I (Lyiudield) not yet dismissed." 

Later in the same year (1720) the Reading church rec- 
ords show dismissals to join Lynn End Church. From 
1712 to 1720, the pious work of building a meeting house 
i ' and preparing to maintain a ministry went on. In the 

j^ latter year the conditions of separation from the First 

\i Parish Avere all fullilled, and Lynnficld became a Precinct 

I and Second Parish of Lynn. 

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i\ The division line of 1712 "all that part of the town that 

'• lies on the northerly side of that highway that leads from 

; Salem to Readini]^" was an ecclesiastical line. The houses 

n of the settlers on that road were built upon the northern 

ij side facing due south. They looked out upon their broad 


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acres on the other side of the road. When the fonn;i] sanc- 
tion of the General Court was had to the recognition of 
the District of Lj'nnfieldin 1782, a territorial line was run 
taking- in the farm and timber lands as will be seen by the 

"Beginning at Saugus river, near a white oak tree in Jonatlmn Tar. 
bell's lower field, near the cant of the river which is in the line between 
Jefterd's and Brinton's farms and running eastwardly to lands of Ben- 
jamin iriddon ; thence turning by John Pool's land, as the wall runs, to 
a great rock by the side of the hill ; thence southeasterly to Josiah New 
hall's southwest corner bound, adjoining to the town wall, so-called; 
thence running south easterly to Andrew Mansfield's south-west corner 
bound, at the wall ; thence running as the wall runs, to the south-east 
coi'ner of John Lindscy's orcliard; tlience northerly as tlie wall runs to 
the road that leads from Eeadingto Salem; thence easterly, as the road 
runs to Dauvers line." 

This line included all the farms on the Keadino- road ex- 
ccpt those of Asa Newhall and John Lindsey wlio cast 
their h)ts with the parent town. 

Under the i)recinct line of 1712, I could not have had 
the right to address you to-day as a native. By the dis- 
trict lino of 1782, unchanged whenthc town was established, 
that privilege is mine. 

In provincial times the words district, precinct and 
peculiar were practically synonymous. 

On the 9th of Noveml)er, the General Court based, and 
on the 21st of November, 1702, the Royal Governor, Jo- 
seph Dudley, signed an act which defines the powers of 
Districts and indicates their ecclesiastical oriirin. 

"That the inhabitants of each district or precinct, respectively, reg- 
ularly set oft' from any town, shall be and are hereby empowered to 
name and appoint a clerk, as of right towns by hiw have; as also as- 
sessors for the assessing and raising a maintenance and support for 
the minister of such district or precinct, and to make out a Asarrant, 
in form as by the law prescribed for town rates or assessments, di- 
rected to the constable of the tOAvn or district, for the collectinL' and 
levying of the same, Avho is required to execute such Avarrant accord- 
ingly. And in case the assessors so appointed shall refuse or neglect 


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; I that service, the selectmen of the town from Avheuce siicli district or 

[ I precinct was set ofi', shall and are hereby required to assess the inhab- 

i I itants of the same the sum agreed upon or set for maintenance of the 

I j minister thereof." 

June 19, 1782, the town [Ljmn] met agreeable to ad- 
journment and the committee made the following report, 
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I ] "We the committee of the town of Lj'nn and the committee of the 

I j North Parish in sd Town chosen by sd Town & Parish to agree on some 

I i terms to set off sd Parish from sd Town as a separate District, have 

< I met and do agree to set off sd Parish in the following manner, viz : 

i i they the sd Parish to pay all their proportion of the Town's debt due a 

this time & all town charges till they the sd Parish are set off' by the 
Gcno]-al Court as a separate district from sd Town also that sd Parish 
pay their proportionate part to support the poor of sd Town till the 
I close of the war & at the end of the Avar the poor shall be divided &. 

! I sd North Parish shall take their proportionate part of sd Poor agree- 

I I able to their Taxes &, that the sd Poor to be proportionable by a com- 

mittee chosen by sd Town & Parish viz : sd Town to chose two men to be 
sd committee & sd Parish, one, & if they cannot agree on sd proportion 
to have power to submit it to disinterested men mutually chosen and 
that tlie poor be under the care of the above sd committee during the 
war and if sd North Parish request it they to take their proportion of 
sd Poor and support them in sd parish. 
Lynn June 19, 17S2. 



JOSEPH COWING, J Committee. 

On the 14th of June, 1813, tlie District of Lynnfield 
i chose a committee consisting of Daniel Xeedham, Andrew 

) Mansfield, and John Upton, jr., to petition the General 

j Courts to be admitted as a Town. The petition v/as re- 

} ferred to the Comnjittee on Towns, January 13, 1814. 

i The reasons for this step were given as follows, viz. : 


Town Committee. 

"That the distance from Lynnfield Meeting-house to tlie place where 
the election of liepresentatives is generally held is nine miles that even 



that distance it is conceived is not so great as an accurate average to 
the Avhole inhabitants would be. That the great distance renders it in- 
convenient for tlie inhabitants to attend tlie election. We would ob- 
serve that the district of Lvnnfield has no connection with the Town 
of Lynn, excepting in the choice of Eepresentatives, all of which most 
respectfully submitted and as in duty bound shall ever pray." 

A remonstrance wjis presented February 1, 1814, signed 

by twenty-three tax payei'S beginning with Jacob Xewhall 

and closing with Asa Tarbell Xewhall, representing that 

the ratable polls were not more than about 130" .... 

■with which numbers your honor will perceive we shall not have a con- 
stitutional right to be represented in the Honorable Legislature, that 
the inconvenience of a few miles' travel at the annual meetings in Mav 
would be inconsideraljle ; that to deprive your petitioner of the priv- 
ilege of representation in the Legislature of this Commonwealth Avould 
be an event much to be deplored, that many of the evils and incon- 
veniences wliich would result to your petitioners from a deprivation 
of that right cannot be concealed from them. 
Therefore pray not to be setolf. Feb. 1st, ISlt." 

Extracts from the warrant and records of Lynn, show 
that the three parts of the town, even in the midst of the 
ill-starred last war with England, were more exercised over 
domestic than foreign affairs. Saugus is there styled the 
second parish, as Lynnfield parish had long been treated as 
a practically independent place, entirely so as far as its par- 
ish was concerned. 

Saugus had to wait another 3'ear before its desire for lo- 
cal government was gratified. The age of parishes has 
been succeeded by the era of steam and electricity, and 
the Saugus people of to-day begin to realize that their boun- 
dary line with Lynn is a purely arbitrary one and perhaps 
it would be as well if it did not exist at all. 

"Warrant, Lynn Town Meeting, Jan. 22, ISl-t.— Meet at Hall of Paul 
& Ellis Newiiall. 1st, choose moderator. 2nd, To see if the town Mill 
express their assent to a certain petition of the inhabitants of the Dis- 
trict of Lynnfield to our General Court to be incori)orated into a town 
or otherwise to choose a committee to remonstrate in the General Court 
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the said district of Lyiinfield, or otherwise to see what other order the 

town will take respectiii.cij said petition. 3rd, To see if the town will 

express their assent to a certain petition of Nathan Ilawkes and others 

: to our General Court to have the Second Parish in Lynn set ofi' from 

the town of Lynn and established as a separate district, and if so to 

: choose a committee in behalf of "the town to make arrangements and 

\ settle all concerns with sd Second Parish. Otherwise to see if the 

*| ^ town will choose a committee to remonstrate in our General Court in 

•I behalf of the Town aijainst the sd petition of Nathan Ilawkes and others 

or otherwise to see what other order the town will take respecting the 

i petition. 


Jan. 31, 1814. Oliver Fuller, Moderator. ♦ 

Voted, to choose the Selectmen a committee in order to make as 
good a bargain as they can with the inhabitants of Lynntield and if 
not to the committee's satisfaction then to remonstrate against the 
District being set of as a town and report at the adjournment of this 
I This committee made a report which shoAvs that the parent toAvn 

virtually left the matter in tlie hands of the people of the District and 
it forcibly points out the simplicity and public virtues of those days. 
Tbc committee actually refused to put the town to expense for a 

Report of Selectmen. — To the Inhabitants of the Town of Lynn hi 
Town Meeting Assembled: — Your" committee chosen by the town for 
the purpose of making as good a bargain with the inhabitants of tlie 
District of Lynnlleld as they can, and if not to their satisfaction there 
to remonstrate against said District being set olf as a town, tliought 
expedient to request the Committee on Corporations to give your 
comniittee one week longer to settle with said District, which time 
your committee understood Mas granted and soon after have been in- 
formed that a remonstrance from the Inhal)itants of said District lias 
been handed into the Court against tlie Distiict being set ofl* as a 'J'o wn. 
Under these considerations your committee thought best nottojuit 
the town to the expense of a journe}' to Lynnfield on said business, 
but to await some further direction. 

Lynn, Feb. 7, 1814. 

j Voted, to accept the Selectmen's report respecting the business 

'] with Lynnfield, and dismiss them from that business. 

Feb. 7, 1814. Voted, that Henry Oliver, James Gardner, Micajah 
Newhall, John Pratt, Aaron Breed, Elija Downini:, Pichard Breed 
and John Alley, Jr., be directed to meet with the 2d Parish in order to 


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form a bill for an incorporation, if the prayer of Nathan Ila^wkes and 
others be <>ranted." 

The Lviinficld remonstrants had lo^ric and facts on (hoir 
side, for under the Constitution of the ConinionweaUh 
only "every corporate town containing one hundred and 
fifty ratable polls may elect one representative." Lynn- 
field district had only one hundred and thirty polls. As a 
part of Lynn its ireeholders had the privilege of voting 
for representatives : as a town they Avould be disfranchised. 
The petitioners prevailed, however, andLynnfield l)ecame 
a town on the 28th of February, 1814. 

AYhen at last L^nnfield became entitled to send a re}H-e- 
sentalive to the General Court, neither John Upton, jr., 
who had favored the setting off the new town, nor Asa 
Tarbell Newhall, who had opposed, became the Ihst rej/ie- 
sentative, but the choice fell upon Gen. Josiah Xev/liall, 
who was elected for the political year beginning on the 
last Wcdnesda}^ in May, 1826, and again in 1827. 

Asa T. Newhall succeeded Gen. Newhall and he in turn 
was followed by John Upton, jr. 

I am aware that these are dry disjointed gleanings fiom 
a local history which is rich in. interest to students ot'New 
En<dand life. The dedication of your fair new town build- 
intJf marks an era in your existence. It is the tiiial divorce 
of church and town. The holding of the town meetings 
in the house erected on the Green by the Old North Pari.-h 
was a reminder of Puritan ways that at this day is almost 
unique. The old house was plain, but it was in keeping 
with thei)lain God-fearing yeomanry who there legislated 
and worship[)ed. 

There the precinct, district and town of Lynnfield were 
forn]ed. After the massive oak timbers of that edi- 
fice were hewn from the piimeval forest, two generations 
of men had Avrought their appointed tasks ere the solenm 

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1| rumble of creaking wagons passed on to the Col. Cox 

.' I Tavern Avith precious frei2:ht of dead and wounded. That 

wondrous day, the 19th of April, 1775, had occurred and 
hard by in yonder church yard repose the mortal remains 
of Lynnfield's hero and martyr of that day.^ 

Sturd}^ artisans were raising the frame of that edince a 
century before the star of Napoleon Bonaparte set in final 

'•Daniel Townscnd was born December 26, 1738. He left a wife and five young 
chililron. The Essex Gazette of May 2, 1775, in a brief obituary speaks of iiini as 
having been "a constant and ready friend to the poor and afflicted; a good ad- 
viser in cases of diflicnlty; a mild, sincere and able reprover." In short, it adds 
"he was a friend to his country, a blessing to societ}', and an ornament to the 
chur<'h of which he was a member.'' 

And then ai'c added, as original, llio lines which were afterwards carved upon 
the stone in the churchyard by the Green. 

Lie, valiant Townscnd, in the peaceful shades; we trust, 

Inimoital lionors mingle with tliy dust. 

\Yhat thougii thy body struggled in its gore I 

So did tiiy Saviour's body long before : 

And as lie raised his own, by power divine, 

So the same power shall also quicken thine, 

And in eternal glory mayst thou shine. 

The manner of Irs death is related in the History of Lynn as told bj' Timothy 
Munroe, also of Lynnfield. 

He (Munroc) was standing behind a house, with Daniel Townsend, firing at the 
British troops, as tliey were coming down tlie road, in their retreat towards Ros- 
ton. Townscnd had just fired, aiul excliinied, "There is anotlier redcoat down," 
when Munroc, looking round, saw to hifi a^tonislnnent, that they were completely 
hemmed in by the flank guard of the British army, who were coming down through 
the fields behind them. Tiiey immcdiittcly ran into tlie house and souglit for the 
cellar, but no cellar was there. They looked for a closet but'tliei-e was none. All this 
time, whi<di was indeed but a moment, tlie balls were i)ouring throuj,di the back 
windows, making havoc of the glass. 'J'ownsend lca|)ed through the end window 
carrj'ing tlic sash and all with him, and instantly fell d^ad. Munroe followed, and 
ran for his life. Ue passed for a long distance between both parties, many of whom 
discharged their guns at him. As he passed the last !-oldier, who stopped to fire, 
he heard the redcoat e.xclaim, " Damn the yankee; he is bullet proof— let him go!" 

hlv. Munroc had one ball through his leg, and thirty-two bullet lioles through his 
clothes and liat. Even the metal buttons of his waistcoat W(;rc shot ofl'. He kept 
Ids clothes until he was tired of sliowing them an(l died in 1808, aged 72 years. 
I The house of the survivor, Munroc, where lie used to tell the tale of the great 

j i fight, bnt little changed in itself or in its sunoiuidings, still stamls by the road that 

••leads from Salem to Heading," next west of the mansion of George L. Jl.awkes. 

Across the field from Muivoe's house to the south near the Saugus River, there 
is an old house whi'di was the home of another minute man of that day, Jonathan 
Tarbell, who stood by the side of his brotherindaw Samuel Cook of the Dan vers 
Company, whose name heads the listof tlicse Danvers martyrs upon the Lexington 
Monument iu Peabody. 

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I darkness upon the field of Waterloo. The snows of a 

I hundred and fifty bleak winters had blown upon it when 

I Grant and Lee met at Appomattox. And Appomattox 

I to those living to-day seems like history. As a church 

I edifice it has only two rivals in the State in point of age. 

I The stout old buildino: ou2:ht to stand for many o^enerations. 

It has been the Council Chamber of a homogeneous people. 
Other elements will naturally mingle in the assemblies in 
the Xew Town House. Mav those who dwell here here- 
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COUNTY, MASS. 1636-1693. 


Davis, George 

Winter, William 

Patience, Thomas 
King, Mrs. 
Hubberd, James 
Tilton, ^Nife of Jobn 
Moody, Lad}' Deborah 
Scott, Roger 
Bridges, Robert 
Smith, James 
Johnson, Elizabeth 
Cokeras, Robert 
Gillett, Matthew 


all of Lynn, baptism of infants no or- 
dinance of God. (10) 

> of Lynn, foreman of grand jury. 

all of Lynn. 

These names follow Lynn presentments 
without specification. (10) 

SALEM COURTS. 10 mo. 1642. 
Armitage, Josepli, vs. James Hubert (Hubbard). Timo. Tom- 
1ms witness. All of Lynn. (11) 

Putnam, Thomas of Salem, note concerning preceding case, to 
Mr. Fogg of Salem. (11) 



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Smith, Samuel of Euou (~\Veubam). Will dated Oct. 5, 1C42, proved 
Dec. 27, 1C42, wife Sarah, sou Thomas, daughter Mary, sou-iu-law 
"William BroTvue and his two children William and John. AVitnesses, 
Hichard Pettiugall and AVilliam Sawyer. All of Weuham. 

^Inventor^" taken Nov. 18, 1642, by Lawrence Leach and Jefierlc 
Massey, both of Salem, and William Howard. £395.-9-2. Ralph 
Fogg, secretary. (12) 

Ropes, George of Salem, petition to have his bond given up. En- 
dorsed by Rich : Hollingworth of Salem, William Paine of Ipswich. 


Udall, Philip of Gloucester, vs. William Addis, of Gloucester 
for debt. Geoj'ge Norton of Gloucester, constable. Signatures of 
Ralph Fogg of Salem, Will : Addles, William Barnes, botli of Glouces- 
ter. Witnesses, George and Mary Norton, Joseph Parker, all of 
Gloucester. (13) 

"Warrant, to summons jurors and persons presented. 1 2 mo 1 G12. 

Moody, Lady Deborah of Lynn, excepted, with whom tlic church 
is now dealing. (13) 

Dexter, Thomas, junior, of Lynn, attachment of goods for debt. 
Edward Tomlins of Lynn, surety for Dexter, William Longley of 
Lynn constable. (14) 

Nickson, Elizabeth, 
Warren, Thomas, 

"] both of Salem, not present at presenta- 

I tion of Avill of Bethia Cartwright of Salem 

I to whicli they are witnesses. Sununoned 

J to appear. (14) 

Hawes, ^ife of Robert, of Salem, her vrill dated July 21, 1C41, 
brought into court by John Fairfield. Katherine Dorton, William 
Goose, Sarah Bartlett, all of Salem, witnesses sunmioned and ap- 

Woodbury, John, of Salem, his will brought into court with- 
out inventory. Ann, his widow and executrix, summoned to bring 
one. (14) 

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Payne, Thomas, of Salem, will dated April 10, 1G38. Witnesses to 
said will, Johu Fiske, John Thnrston, Mary Beecham, all of Salem, 

Kiehard Lambert warned, John White not warned, Rise Edwards 
and wife, Thomas Chubb, John Leech, Sr., Peter Smis, Robert Tike, 
William Wake, James Standish, William Clarke, all of Salem ; Johu 
Studley, of Marblehead, warned. Above named on back of writ. 

Hughes, AVilliam, of New Meadows (Topsfield) deed to Barker, 
Richard, of Quichichock (xindover), Aug. 13, 1643. Witnesses, 
— Ottery, John Hughes of Topsfield. Increase Nowell of Charles- 
town, registrar. (15) 

Scarlet, Ann of Salem, will 2^ 1, 1C39. She died Feb. 28, 1639. 
Her brother Samuel Scarlet in England, sister Demaris Scarlet, brother 
Browning, brotlier Joseph Grafton of Salem, dau. Margaret Scarlet 
of Salem, son Joseph Scarlet of Salem. Witnesses, James Lynds, 
James Moulton both of Salem. (16) 


Harson, Chris^ of Wenham, presented for stealing money from 

Edw. Tomson. (17) 

* Clap, Jonas of Wenham, warrant forl3nng etc, 9-12-1643. (17) 

I Rumball, (Daniel?) and wife of Salem, warrant for arrest, 9- 

::| 12-1643. (71) 

j| Fiske, William, of Wenham, constable, 5, 5, 1643. (17)' 

! j Fairfield, John, of Salem, summoned to appear at Court about 

1 1 goodman Goldsmith's wife. (17) 


i Gray, Tliomas, of Marblehead, warrant for drunkenness. Wit- 

i nesses, William Barber, Samuel Dallaber and Nicholson, all of 

, i Marblehead. (17) 

Lambert, Richard, Salem, summoned for stealing boards at^lack- 
erel Cove. Witnesses, John Tucker and Peter AVoolfe, both of Salem. 



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"WiTcncnAFT. — Light, the active weokl}' paper of ATorcester, so a>)ly 
editcil by Mr. Koe, is Ciilliiis: upon tli"^ people of "Worcester county 
who are descencU'd from any of tliose \y1io were accused of witchcraft 
in 1G02, to send their names and descent to his paper and suij^ests tliat 
each descendntit contribute a dollar toward a monument to be erected 
on Gallows or Witch Hill, S;dem, to the memory of tliose executed there. 

This is an exc(dlent proposal. 1'hc pages of the Kicconn are open 
to witchcraft pedi,:ri'ees, and we will receive and hold in trust any con- 
tributions looking toward the erection of a monument. 

MuNPOE. — !Mrs. O. A. I^Iunroc-Crout is compiling: a jrencaloirical 
record of the ancestors and descendants of her late father, I.uthcr 
Sinionds Munroe, who died in Peabudy ])cc. 21, 1851, which she has 
Avell alonir toward completion. 

This dillers from most jrenealogical histories inasmuch as it only 
attcmi)ts to trace a sinirle branch of the family, the starting point 
being but four generations back. Luther Simonds Avas a direct de- 
scendant from William Munroe, who came to this country in 1G52. and 
was tlie original American ancestor of all the Lexington IMunroes. 
She lias traced his ancestry as far b;ick as the 11th century, when 
l^onald. son of Occaon Ko left the banks of the river Ko in Ireland 
and settled in Scotland. 

She solicits correspondence, which may be addressed to her, care 
Box 2882, Boston, Mass. 

"WiTcncRAFT.— It was the editor's good fortune to be present at the 
memorial service lield in the nieetiuLr house of the First Parish, in 
Dan vers on February 17tli, and to hear the, sclK^larly oration of Presi- 
dent Go(Hlell of the N. E. Historic-Genealogical Society upon the 
witchcraft delusion considered in its legal and theological asspects. 
Mr Goodell was followed by Dr. Lllis, Kev. ^ir. Pviceand Dr. P.nlkley, 
all of whom spoke at length and in a most interesting manner, although 
Messrs. liice and liulklev took a somewhat different and controversial 
view to Mr Goodell's of the causes leading to the outbreak of 1GD2. 



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, ^ Mv. Goodell, in his address, of Avhicli wc print a synopsis, laid consid- 

i ^ erable stress upon the ettect which the Calvinistic religions theories liad 

I 'I upon the early Puritans; that is, he shoAved liow, having accepted the 

^ 9 • belief in the predestination of mankind, their minds Avere open to re- 

; M ceive just such teachings in regard to a personal devil and his intluence 

' upon them as Cotton Mather and other learned divines insistedupon. 

[ <! When Ave consider that this visitation of Satan and his emissaries 

\ j upon the colony Avas taken as a sign of divine displeasure, tliesul^se- 

i :i\ quent persecutions may in part be taken as an atonement, or self-inflict- 

; "• ed penance rather than springing from a depraved human nature. 
Certainly both ^Mather and Parris held A'ery exalted opit-ions of their 

• . OAvn goodness and sanctity and Avere disposed to grasp the ^Yitchcraft 

' I delusion as a means toward their advancement Avhich undoubtedly 

j i they thought Avas deserved 

\ f Dr. Bulkley touched upon the theory of Calvinistic influence upon 

j 7 the development of the Witchcraft delusion in 1G02, and spoke at 

} .^ some length on the defensive ; assuming Ave should say that the throAving 

; I of light upon a mistaken and poorly understood portion of the early 

** creofl wfi'-' nn attack upnn the orthodox church of to tlay True inves- 

' ., tigati«)n and pure history cm never be accomplished if defenders are 

; \ to arise to refute the exposure of perversion of biblical teachings. 

I i ]\[r. Jlice said in ettect that the biblical Avitch Avas like the Avizards 
i ■) and necromancers of the present time. There is no doubt of tliis, but 
- i the pit3' is that Mather and his generation did not accept them in this 

II light. Again, Avhen Dr. Bulkley spoke of Avitchcraft asexistinir in 
d countries Avhere Calvinistic doctrines Avere not held he did not estal)lish 
'►' an argument for, as a rule, in cases outside of England and Xew Ihig- 
I land and even in the former phice, both the accused and nccusers Avere of 
4 the loAver classes Avhile in Xcav England, it Avas the educated and God- 
I fearing people Avho sullered tmd Avho became the accusers. Ko, their 

f ;f argument Avas better li'tecl for a congregation gathered for the ])urpose 

■ I of self congratulatio!) and laudation that their creed had survived a 

, I fcAv centuries than for an historical society couvened for the purpose 

, '^ of probing auA' sul)ject to the A^ery root. 

j J One point in Dr. Ellis' address Avas of great force. Mentioning an 

I'l article Avhich had appeared recently in some Roman Catholic paper 

sneering at our Pnritan forefathers on account of their belief in 
witchcraft, in scathing terms he denounced the Avriter and bade him 
search the records of his own church for examples numbering thous- 
ands, during the very period under discussion, of persecutions for the 
same imaginarv crime, and tortures on the rack to obtain confessions 
of that sin. It is not proper to exult over the triumphs of our OAvn l)e- 
J lief or degradation of an opposite faith. Truth and fairness should be 

used ; and useless indeed is historical research conducted Avitli the sole 
purpose of throAving dirt on somebody else's ancestors. 
\ The Salem meeting, under the auspices of the Essex Institute Avas 

\ very Avell attended. The remarks of Hon. K. S. Ilantoul are printed 

in this number. Mr. Wendall's interesting and A-alntible paper Avill 
shortly appear in the ptiblications of the Essex Institute. Mr. Wendall 
particularly dwells uj>on the liypnotic plirase of the delusion. Mr. 
Goodell closed Avith a general summing up of the causes and effects, 
which for conciseness and clearness, Avas almost une(pialled. The 
I particular object of this meeting Avas to arouse public interest and 

■ sympathy, so that some monument may grace Witch Hill. 






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tories in preparation, is solicited. 

79. In Eliot Gkneat.ogy, by Walter Graeme Eliot, 1887, of the de- 
scendants of Andrew Eliot of TJeverly, I tiud: 

Page 23. "John Eliot' f William,* Andrew') born in Beverly, son of 
William and .Mary (Browne' Eliot. • (She was a widow of Nathan 
Parker )" When was he (John^) b(irn? 

"JolinEliot^ lived in Beverly and in Newbury (?) ; married 1st, April 
20, 1715, Elizabeth (l)orn IC'.'G, dauuhler of Freeborn and Elizabeth 
(Fairfield) Ealch"). "She died May'lst, 1718." "She had sous, Skip- 
per,* a tailor in Newbury." When was he (Skipper) born or baptized, 
and whom did he nuirry? and "John^ l)orn in Beverly (?) ^Nlarch 10, 
1718, bapt April 27, 1718; mar Sarah (born 1720, died 1701); removed 
from Beverlv and settled in Bradfnrtl, on the Merviniac, where his 
children were born." Wlio were the parents of Sarali? 

"Then John'' (William.^ AndrcAv') married Hannah Waldron of 
Wenhani .April 20, I72(), and had sous Nalhaniel-* and William,-* Francis* 
(born July 2G, 1723, died Nov. 2, 1745, at Cape Breton) and daughters, 



h- Elizabeth, Abigail born February 11, 172G-7 died young, Abigail and 

' '. Hannah." Who ^vere Hannah Waldron's parents? 

i . I cannot find her among the Waldrons, bnt Savage says. '-Edward 

: •, Walde7i of Wenham died June, 1G79 ;in his Mill of 22 March preceding, 

i names Nathaniel, appointed executor, other children all under age- 
John, Hannah, liuth, Naomi and Elizabeth, besides omitting ^Nlar^' aud 

; Thomasin for Avhom Rev. Joseph Gcrrish swore he told him he had 

; done enough already, so we may conclude they were older See Essex 

'; . Co. Inst Coll., jii, 48-9." Was not this Edward vounger brother of iMaj. 

1 Eichard Wa dron? 

i In N. E. Hist, and Gen. Register, Vol. i, there is a notice of a pubU- 

; . cation of a Centennial sermon, in AVenham, etc., with a list of very 

i long-lived persons and among them "widow Eliot aged 90." 

'■ When did she die, and is not this Hannah? 

80. Langfoud Who M-ere the parents of Northrup Langford, who 
died Dec. 178o, aged 5.") years? Also the parents of his wife Mary? 

■ • He died in Northampton, Mass., and their children were born there. 

Was he descended fi'om John Lanuford of Salem? 
, Northrop had children George, John, Hannah, ^Mary, Kachel, Cliloe, 

Jemima, Jerusha, and others not named. 

81. Aldkn Who were the parents of Henry Aldeu and Deborah, 
:^ his Avife? 

He was in Rillerica before 1G85 nnd a child, Alice, Avas born there in 
1G91, and he then appears in Dedliam about 17U0; his son John born 
there in 170-4, also William, Deborah and Susanna. 

82. TiiASK. William 'J'rask, of Salem, son of Capt. William, married 
1st, Ann I'ntnam, Jan. IS, IGGG, by Avhom he had five children. Aim, 
his Avife, died No\'. 1-1, 1(J7G He afterwards married Ann or Anna, 
issue four children. Wanted the surname, elate of marriage, and 

' time of death of the second Avife. 



; H ■ Dorothy Smith the first Avife of Major General Nathaniel Folsom 

, ;^ "was a daughter of Richard Smith, of Exeter, tanner, avIio died in 

17G5, Avill proved .May 29. 

He had a Avife, Mary, sons Joseph, Richard, Samuel, and Hul)artus 
and dangliters, Dorothy married to Gen. Folsom, Jane, married to. 

• Lovering and Mary married to Jonatliaji ( ?) Cheslcy. 

Richard Snuth the elder, Avas grandson of Nicholas Smith (about 
; I whom information is desired) Avho may have been brotlier to Richard 

Smith of Shropham, England, and Ix)SAvich, Mass. 

David G. Haskins, Jr., 
• 83 Devonshire St., Boston. 


Correction of error in Stone's Hist. Beverly, page 224. 

Stone's Hist, of r>everly says 

"Rev. 'I'homas BloAvers married Emma Woodbury." She Avas the 
widow of AndrcAV Woodbury, daughter of Hon. AndrcAV Elliott and 
Mary his Avife born after l(iG2, and her name ought to have been 
written Emma (Elliott) Woodbury. 

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partment, sliould be sent phiinly marked "Salem Press 
Record Review," Salem, Mass. 

The Salem Press Historical and Genealogical Rec- 
ord has a larger circnlation than any sinn'lar periodical in 
America and reaches a class of readers who are interested 
in new books. 

Descendants of George Wheeler, Concord, Mass., 
1638, through Deacon Tho3ias AViieeler, Concord, 
1G96, AND of John AVarrExV, Boston, Mass., 1630, 


Compiled by Henry Warren Wheeler, Alban}^, N. Y. , Joel 
JMnnsell's Sous, 1892. 8vo, boards, pp. 121. This book is a 
very good example of what might have been ; we presume 
it is intended merely for a very limited circle of relatives 
else such a biographical sketch as appears on page 21 would 
surely have been left out. 

The author acknowledges his indebtedness to Mr. 
George Tolman of Concord for the earlier generations of 
the AVheeler family and no man is better qualified than 
Mr. Tolman to ijive information relatinc: to Concord mat- 




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ters. ^Ye must deprecate the attempt, so often made, to 
try to hitch the first American ancestor on to some of "the 
aristocracy" in old England when not the shadow of a 
proof exists. This Mr. Wheeler tries to do in a general 
way with both the families under consideration especially 

; so, however, with 'the Warrens. 

; In the latter cide he cannot even prove that Ebenczcr 

Warren of Leicester was descended from John Warren of 

I Boston. ]\Ir. Wheeler thinks he was, because tJie tradition 

is common in his line of the family that certain of his an- 
cestors were cousins of Gen. Warren, 

Any genealogist who has done any work can instance 
similar traditions founded upon nothing but similarity of 
najne. Take, for instance, the Putnams or Putmans, of New 
York,, who are descended from Jan Poutman of Albanv. 

;.; Many instances have come to the writer where members 

;; of this family have stated positivel3% that their grandfatlier 

■Nvas an own cousin of Gen. Israel Putnam who it will be 

! remembered belono^od to the Danvers familv. 

1 The only indexes in the book are to Christian names of 

Wheelers and Warrens, which is to be regretted. 

Like many, or in fact mos^ , of the recent publications of 
this firm, the book is very cheaply gotten up, the pajxjr 
and binding being both of an inferior quality ; the pa.^^t- 
inir down of the lininj^s indeed beinof done so slovenly that 
the last page of the index is, in the copy at hand, worth- 
less should the copy ever call for a binding. We have 
noticed this fault constantly in recent publications of tliis 

Joseph Atkins, the Story of a Family. By Fhancts 
HiGGiNSON Atkins, Las Vegas, 189L 8vo, cloth, pp. lot. 
This volume while not gotten up with an}^ claim to sum[)- 
tuousness, yet is very fully illustrated besides containing 

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and has carried the line back to 1580. 

Avery interesting sketch of the tsvo Governors Dudley 
is incorporated in this book which is altogether a vahnible 
contribution to the history of the At^^lns family which, 
says the author, is very large in England and very small 
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Mr. Lewis, it will be remembered, is the author of the history of West 
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The Hyde Park Historical Record, Vol. i. No. 4, comes to hand. 
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The Weekly JoiTiNALisr, in its second year, improves with each 
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March 29 sent of her father, Raphe Yardleyi [signed] of 

1637 the same parish; at St. Alban's AYood Street. 

Mar. 31 Nathaniel AVillis of Isleworth,^ gen*, bachelor, 
aged 27, and Bridget Lay ton of St. Mary Wool- 
noth, spinster, aged 23, with consent of her 
, mother, her father deceased ; at St. Mary Mag- 
dalen, Milk Street. 
April 4 George Fox, cooper, aged 22, bachelor, and Frances 

t Martin, maiden, aged 30 ; at St. Gregory's. 

April 7 "William AVare^ of St. Alban's, yeoman, bachelor, 
f aged 21, with consent of his mother Elizabeth 

Ware of Bnrkhamsted, Herts., widow, and Eliz- 
abeth Prentice of the parish aforesaid, maiden, 
aged 18, at the disposing of her father John Pren- 
tice of the said parish, miller, who consents ; at 
St. Faith's. 
April 8 John Perkins of St. Sepulchre's, carpenter, aged 
■j- 40, bachelor, and Mary Groues of the same parish, 

relict of William Groues (Groves?) of the same, 
deceased, the said Mary aged 30 ; at St. Sepul- 
chre's or St. Faith the Virgin. 
July 11 Thomas Walter'* [signed] of St. Micliael Royal, 
•{• merchant, bachelor, aged 28, and Anne Cotton 

of the City of London, spinster, 22, daughter of 
Samson Cotton, merchant, deceased, with consent 
of her mother; at Stepney. 

» This Raphe Yardley was a citizen and apothecary of London, as his w'\]\ 
(which I have) sliows. ilis brotlier Sir George Yardley was Governor of Virjriiiia; 
and his willhas ah-eady been jml^lislied in my Gleanings, Parti, p. 30. The will 
of their father, Mr. Ralph Yardley, citizen and merchant tailor of London, has al- 
so been given amongmy notes on the parentage, etc., of John Harvard (Gleanings, 
Part II, pp. 189-192). Since those notes were published I have discovered otlicr 
wills referring to this family. II. b\ W. 

2 I iiave found that Mr. Thomas ^Villis, eoinetimc of Lynn, Mass., was of Isle- 
worth. lie belonged to a younger branch of the family of Willys of Fenny Comj. ton, 
of which George Willys, Esq., of Hartford, Connecticut, represented the main line. 

n. F. w. 

swilliam Ware of Boston and Dorchester had wife Elizabeth (see Savage's Gen- 
ealogical Dictionary). H. F. W. 

*I have his will as well as a host of others relating to the Cottons and their con- 
nections, the Juxons, the Sheafee of New England, and other allied families, 
H. F. W. 

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July 24 Isaac Foote of Stepney, seaman, aged 45, widower, 
1637 and Elizabeth Barker of the same parish, widow, 

t aged 50 ; at Stepney. 

Aug. 21 John Wood^ of All Hallows Barking, merchant, 
t ' aged 38, bachelor, and Joane Cotton, maiden, aged 

19, her father deceased, with consent of her moth- 
er, Elizabeth Cotton of St. Michael Royal ; as at- 
tested by John Hobby of the same parish, haber- 
dasher ; at the chapel of Hammersmith. 
Sept. 5 Edmund Carter of St. Dunstan's in the West, grocer, 
; f aged 25, bachelor, and Sara Maplctt, of St. 

. Bride's, maiden, aged 19, her father deceased, 

with consent of her mother jNIary IMaplelt,- widow, 
of the same parish ; at St. Bride's. 
Sept. 16 George Harwood^ of St. Clement Danes, mercer, 
"j- alleged that Alexander Harwood, his natural 

brother, a bachelor aged 30, intendetli to marry 
Anne Roffe, maiden, aged 20 ; at All Hallows the 
Wall, or St. Stephen's, Coleman Street. 
Oct. 3 Robert Swann of Hadloe, Kent, yeoman, widower, 
I -f aged 54, and Dorothy Covey, widow, aged 49 ; at 

'I St. Gregory's. 

\ Oct. 4 RobertBurchmanofAlverham, Herts., mealman, aged 

f 45, bachelor, and Cecilia King, widow, aged 50 ; at 

St. Faith the Virgin. 
Oct. 4 Robert Prince of St. Giles in the Fields, hatter, bach- 
■\ elor, aged 29, and Alice Claterill of the same 

parish, widow, aged 40 ; at St. Faith the Virgin or 
; ■ St. Mary Savoy als Strand. 

" Oct. 9 George Harwood'* [signed] of St. Clement Danes, 

« mercer, aged 26, bachelor, and Elizabeth Rosse 


J * His will I have. Joane Cotton was a sister of Mrs. Walters, referred to in pre- 

1 vious note, and an aunt of Sampson Sheafe of Boston, Mass. 

i >Whetlier tills was the mother of Mrs. Mary Gorton (see X. E. Hist. Gen. Reg. 

\ ■ Vol. 44, p. 3S4), I cannot now tell. H. F. W. 

[ »I have note of a will of Arthur Harwood of the Island of Virginia (1GI2) who 

i Bpeaks of a legacy given to him by George Horwood and makes Alexander Har- 

■.i wood, citizen and mercer of Loinlon, his executor. 11. F. W. 

*j *See previous note under the marriage allegation of his brotlicr Alexander Har- 

J "Wood. • Note also that the two brotlierb probably married bisters. H. F. W. 


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Oct. 9 (or Roffe) of St. Catherine's near the To\yer, maid- 

1637 en, aged 18, her parents deceased and with consent 

I of her grandfather "William Peirce of the same 

parish ; at All Hallows in the Wall or St. Cathe- 
rine's Colernan Street. 
Oct. 11 Francis CoUyns of St. Matthew, Friday Street, citi- 
f zen and skinner, bachelor, aged 30, and Sara 

Glover of St. Faith's, maiden, aged 26, at her own 
disposing ; at St. Anne's, Blackfriars. 
Oct. 13 John Norton, snrgeou, aged 32, bachelor, and Jane 
•j- Britton of St. Giles Cripplegate, widow, aged 26 ; 

at St. Giles Cripplegate or St. Margaret Lothbury. 
Oct. 31 William White^ of St. Mary "Woolnoth, citizen and 
haberdasher, and ]Mary Dennis of London, spin- 
ster, aged 22, daughter of AVilliam Dennis of Stev- 
ington, Beds., gen^, who consents; at St. Leon- 
ard's Bromley or the Chapel of Stratford Bow. 
Nov. 7 William Soutton [as signed] of St. Alban's, A7ood 
-j- Street, widower, aged 27, and Rebecca Armett of 

St. Mary Staynings, spinster, aged 26 ; at St. 
Lawrence Powntnc}'. 
Dec. 22 Alexander Louell- [as signed] of St. liartholomew 
f the Great, silkweaver, bachelor, aged 25, and 

Martha ]]umpasse, of St. Bartholomew the Great, 
spinster, aged 21, ^vith consent of her father; at 
St. Bennet Paul's A^'harf. 

Jan. 10 Edward Noj^es^ [as signed] of ITatherden, South- 
ampton, gen*., aged 21, bachelor, and Martha 

»I have will of William White, citizen and haberdasher of London (1G7G) who 
speaks of a brother John in Virginia. H. F. W. 

2Tiie name Alexander Lovell occurs early in the records of Ipswich, Mass. 
H. F. W. 

livings Ileatherdcan or Iletherden was in the parish of Andover, Southampton, 
and in 1U13, when Robert Noyes of Erclifounte (or Urchfout). Wilts., made his will, 
Eeem:. to liavcbeen in the possession ofliis eldest son, UobertNoyef-: ot Halherden, 
•whose burial, as of 13 .Jan., l';;jr,-7, I found entered in tlie parisli reJri^tc■r of Ando- 
ver. llis brother William succeeded at Urchfont and made his will I'J March, 1017, 


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Jan. 10 Detton of Christ church, London, maiden, aged 21, 
1C37-38 with consent of her father, Richard Detton of Det- 

i ' t ton m Shropshire ; at Christ church. 

Jan. 15 Symon Harris of St. Botolph's Aldersgate, Salter, 
f aged 27, bachelor, and Anne Yardley of St. Al- 

' ban's, "Wood Street, maiden, aged 18, with con- 

sent of her father, Kichard (sic) Yardley of the 
same place, who gives consent [signed by Raphe 
Yardleyi] ; at St. Alban's Wood Street. 
Feb. 22 Benjamin Negiis'^ [signed] of St. Botolph's Aklers- 
•j- gate, Salter, aged 25, bachelor, and Elizabeth 

Williamson of London, maiden, aged 25 ; at St. 
Faith the Virgin. 



March 29 William Gerrish^ [signed] of St. Andrew Uuder- 
; f shaft, clothworker, bachelor, aged 27, and Bar- 

bara Jackson of St. Dionis, Backchurch, maiden, 
: aged 22, with consent of her father, Robert Jack- 

j son of the same place, clothworker ; at the parish 

\ church of St. Mary Mounthaw or St. Mai-y Is- 

; lington. 

' April 23 Daniell King [signed] of St. Giles in the Fields, 

t j- whitebaker, aged 24, bachelor, and Susanna Spire 

of the same parish, maiden, aged 22 ; at St. Bride's. 
\ June 19 JacquedelaVingne of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, silk- 

proved 2 Feb., 1G18. in vviiich he nienlions kinsman Peter Xoyes of Andover. Our 
Peter No}'es of Sudbury, Mass., dying in tlie fall of 1657, left lands in Andover, 
England, called tiie Breaches, the moiety whereof was settled upon his eldest son 
Thomas, as joint purchaser, and the remaining moiety he bcqucatlied to his two 
eons Peter and Joseph. I found on the parish register of Andover the entry ot 
baptism of a Peter, son of Thomas Noyce, 30 August, ]r)90 (?). This Peter, T am 
Jnclined to think, was our Sudbury man. Wliat relation this last bore to tlie fami- 
lies of Noyes in Wilts., Southamptou (i. c. Hampshire) and Berks., I will not yet 
venture to suggest. II. F. W. 

iRalph Yardley, the a[)Otheoary, in his will, jireviously refei'red to, meutions 
his son-ill-law Simon Harris and his daughter Anne Hairis. 

2Benjamin Negus of IJoston had a wife named Elizabeth. 11. F. W. 

sTids may possibly be our Capt. William Gerrish of Sulem and Newbury, JMass. 
H. F. W. 







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